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Judea Pearl: A Poem for Israel’s 61st

The Chase, To Israel, on her 61th birthday

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/judea_pearl_a_poem_for_israels_61st_20090501

The song was written for Micha Shagrir's documentary film "Mirdaf", during the War of Attrition (1968-1970). It describes the military situation along the Jordan border when PLO raids against Israel, followed by IDF chases after the perpetrators, became a daily routine. The song was first performed by Chava Alberstein, to music by Nahum Haiman (this year's recipient of Israel's Prize) and can be heard on you-tube (search for Mirdaf).

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