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Ofra Haza

Ofra Haza (November 19, 1957 - February 23, 2000) was a popular Israeli singer, who died of AIDS. She made her international debut at the Eurovision Song Contest.

She had a world-wide hit in 1988 with "Im Nina'lu". Her Israeli hits include "Shir ha-Frekha" ("Song of a Tramp", theme from the movie "Shlager", in which she also acted) and "le-Orekh ha-Yam" ("Along the Shore"). She also sang in the animated film Prince of Egypt. Haza, who came from the poor Tel-Aviv Hatikvah neighborhood, at a time almost a slum, was a success story, and the subject of pride on behalf of many Israelis of Yemenite origin.