Israeli Singer Hits International Dance Charts

Ofra Haza, a 30-year old Israeli who grew up in the poverty-stricken neighborhood of Hatikva in Tel Aviv, has become a world renown singer. Her songs, which combine melodies from her own Yemenite heritage, have hit the “Top 10″ dance charts around the world. The songs often speak of peace and are sung in a mixture of Hebrew, English, Arabic, Aramaic and the Yemenite dialect of her parents.

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