Hear an Echo? Four Cases of 'Borrowed' Israeli Songs

Usually it’s the Israeli musicians who are accused of borrowing from bands abroad, but sometimes the influence seems to go in the opposite direction.

As Israeli stations played hit after hit by legendary Israeli musician Arik Einstein the day after his death in November, the deejays also snuck in a few songs that don’t usually get much air time. One of them was “Hayo Haya” (“Once Upon a Time”) from the album Puzi.