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Aviv Gefen praises Shlomo Artzi for giving up the Israel Prize: "Kudos to him for his courage and integrity" - voila! culture


After the musician Shlomo Artzi decided to give up the Israel Prize in protest of the legal revolution, some of the artists in Israel stand by his side. Aviv Gefen: "We will reach a new land."

Shlomo Artzi talks about the situation at Hichal Menorah, March 2, 2023 (public relations)

After the musician Shlomo Artzi decided to give up the Israel Prize in protest of the legal revolution, some of the artists in Israel stand by his side.

Meir Israel, the drummer who has been accompanying my country for almost 40 years, said to Walla!

Culture: "It's very exciting. In our situation with what's happening in the country, to do something like this is huge. It's a big thing to give up the Israel Prize because of the situation and because of this chaos we've reached. Kudos to him."

The musician Aviv Gefen also strengthened him when he wrote on social networks: "We will soon reach a new land. Kudos to Shlomo Artzi for his courage and integrity."

David Glickman, who was a member of the navy band alongside my country, said to Walla!

Tarbut: "I think it's a right and necessary act and I really appreciate this step, what's more, it's a monetary reward."

Knesset member Ram Shefa (Labor) said: "An honor! Shlomo Artzi entered the event."

Knesset member Ahmed Tibi tweeted: Shlomo Artzi?


The most deserving candidate at this time for the Israel Prize (2023) in the field of Hebrew singer is Hatel."

Shlomo Artzi (Photo: Elad Debi)

As mentioned, my countryman decided to give up the award and said: "I am very grateful to the Israel Award Committee for deciding to award me the award in the field of Hebrew singer. It excites me and it is a great honor for me as a singer and creator. But at the present time, when our country is wounded and divided, I feel that it is difficult for me to accept the award And so I am sadly forced to give up this great honor.

"I have been singing for over 50 years to everyone, and everyone has always been loved and worthy in my eyes, without distinguishing between political, secular, religious, sectarian or gender thinking.

To be part of the soundtrack of the State of Israel - this is the real prize I won.

I tremble in my whole body and soul because I am full of worry about the division, the rift, the fracture we have fallen into.

Please stop, speak, and the land will be quiet.

Because the prize of Israel that I wish the most for us and for myself is the beloved, embracing, democratic Israel to which I have served all my life and on which I grew up in my 73 years and in which I raised my children and grandchildren."

Instead of Israel, he will receive the Sheral Award in the field of Hebrew singer Yossi Halevi - known as Declon, one of the pioneers of Israeli Mediterranean music.

The award committee stated that "in his poetry, Daklon gave a unique touch to the Hebrew singer and it reflects his unique personality: Naim Zmirot Yisrael."

The committee also stated in the reasons for the selection that "Deklon is known for his pleasant and modest personality and is admired by listeners of all shades of the spectrum in Israeli society and is also an object of appreciation and imitation by his fellow artists."

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Source: walla

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