Peres is a prominent peace activist and his lyrics reflect it. Here's verse two...
And bless streams with love's swayThat's a lot closer to Sheva's "Peace will come upon us" than Ben Yam's "Face the guards in black attire with your teeth and fingernails." Like Sheva it speaks to a vision of music and the love of peace as unifying forces in a land with little unity. Invite the boys and girls. They need an invitation because there have been too few bloodless days lately.
Provide my foe and friend a bloodless day
Invite boys and girls for peace to pray,
O ... Ye... Then send a ray of hope - for a new way
Hat tip to the folks on the Klezmershack mailing list for letting me know about "Ray of Hope."