“Because the American national anthem was played first at the Israel Philharmonic concert at the newly opened Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, and ‘Hatikva’ was played only afterward – according to the explicit instructions of the prime minister – the Knesset hosted a stormy session yesterday which covered not only the topic at hand, but also the withdrawal from Sinai, the vote of Israel’s representatives at the UN, and much more,” Haaretz’s Knesset correspondent reported on November 28, 1957.
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