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VZL 362: Songs Dedicated to the Israel Defense Forces

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Catalogue NumberVZL 362
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801306
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Songs Dedicated to the Israel Defense Forces

Today's Vistas of Israel program presents songs that are dedicated to the Israel Defense Forces and are sung by Yaffa Yarkoni. The Six Day War of 1967 elicited a number of songs, that, despite the dangers of the time, brought out an exhilaration in the Country and even in its songs, old and new. There are 4 selections by Ms. Yarkoni on this program:

1) Yerushalaim Shel Zahav, Jerusalem The Golden, was sung before, during and after the Six Day War and remains one of Israel's most popular songs. 0:55-1:30

2) Sharam el Shech is a song about the Israeli troops going through the city of Sharm el . 3:11-5:32

3) L’Yeladim Ba`Miklat, To The Children In The Shelters, is a lullaby to the children of The Golen Heights, who were constantly under the eyes and guns of the Syrians, who until the Six Day War, controlled the area.

4) Ken Efshar, Is It Possible, was a song about the difficulty in believing that the war was over so soon and about the rejoicing that followed.

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1 - Songs Dedicated to the Israel Defense Forces
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