At the end of a brigade commander’s course held Thursday in the “City of Training Bases” in the Negev, the soldiers began to sing the popular song “Ani Maamin,” (I believe), Channel 10 News reported Monday evening.
Yael Zechariah, who was watching the ceremony, told Channel 10 that the spontaneous song was “very surprising and certainly not according to the ceremony, and it seemed that the commander of the ceremony also got confused for a moment because he did nothing to stop this singing.”
MK Bezalel Smotrich responded incredulously to the report. “What, have you lost your mind? They sing ‘Ani Maamin’ in a Jewish state, and for this the IDF should apologize? A handful of idiots from the extremist faction of the secular public are shouting a bit and the IDF is running to apologize … crazy people have come down from the roof … We will continue to sing until the Messiah comes … ”
An IDF spokesman stated, “This is an exceptional incident, which will be followed by a sharpening of procedures at the base and in the various units to which the soldiers are assigned.”
The lyrics of the song translate to: I believe with complete faith in the coming of the Messiah.
— חדשות עשר (@news10) February 25, 2018