Sunday August 30, 2015
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National icon, Palmach poet, Haim Hefer, dies at 86

Hefer wrote songs that built the country's character, established the first army entertainment troupe and was awarded the coveted Sokolov Prize for journalism and Israel Prize for Hebrew song • Friends: He was a father of Israeli culture.

Sigal Arbitman, Eran Swissa and Yehuda Shlezinger

Haim Hefer, national songwriter and publicist, 1925-2012.
Photo credit: KOKO
Hefer receiving the Israel Prize from then President Yitzhak Navon in 1983.
Photo credit: Yakov Saar, GPO
Hefer (left) with Yaffa Yarkoni and Yaakov Orland in 1989.
Photo credit: Moshe Shai
With singer, songwriter Nurit Hirsch at the Palmach's 70th birthday event in 2011.
Photo credit: KOKO
Hefer left behind him a legacy of Israeli folklore and character.
Photo credit: Israel San
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