The head of the Israeli embassy in France, Franco-Israeli singer Rika Zara, has died at the age of 82. She was particularly known for her hit “Shirtless, Pantless” in the 1970s.
“He sang Israel and Jerusalem with passion and dedication. It is one of the most beautiful voices of Israel in French, which has died.” Sad news. Rika Zarao has been a true Israeli ambassador to Europe for many years, ”added Emmanuel Nahshon, the Israeli ambassador to Belgium.
The disappearance of Rika Zara con, was deeply saddened by her beautiful verdant accent. She sang Israel and Jerusalem with passion and dedication. It is one of the most beautiful sounds in French that has died out. Our condolences to her husband JP Magnier pic.twitter.com/bLEd8YvVlG
– Israeli Embassy in France (@IraraelenFrance) 23 December 2020
Born in February 1938 in Jerusalem, a family of Jewish pioneers, she had great success in France in the 1960s and 1970s with interpretations of “casauchock” or “hwa nagila” and “tournez mange”.
Intake of natural medicines
In the 1980s, she switched to writing books on the benefits of natural medicine. If his books sold several million copies, his position on the benefits of natural products against cancer or AIDS would earn him hostility in the medical community.
After a stroke in 2008 and a lengthy absence on stage, she sang in Follies-Burgress in Paris last February. In a wheelchair, she performed one of her hits “Prague” on the occasion of “Night of Depression”. She received a standing ovation from the audience.
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