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Israel’s top comedians salute the IDF with a tribute to the IDF Musical Troupes

by Noga Gur-Arieh

August 7, 2014 | 10:58 am

A group of Israel’s top comedians gathered to create a tribute video to the Israel Defense Forces Musical Ensembles of the 60’s, and salute our soldiers fighting in Gaza. In the 60’s, the IDF musical troupes were the biggest hit in the Israeli music scene, and the soldiers/singers were the most famous celebrities.

After 12 hours of voluntary work, comedians Ilan Peled, Liat Harlev, Maya Dagan, Roy Bar-Natan, Yael Poliakov, Maor Cohen and Asi Cohen released today (Thursday) a tribute video to those 60’s troupes to via social networks. In the video, they reenacted some of the IDF Musical Ensembles biggest hits, and flawlessly impersonated their top stars (some of them are still well known today.) In one five-minute long video, they put long forgotten smiles on Israelis faces, while reminding everyone how ridiculous those 60’s dance moves seem today.

The both funny and heartwarming tribute ends with the sentence: "To our soldiers, with love."


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My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

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