Israeli and Iranian Singers Perform a Duet for Christmas

Liel Kolet and Ebi hope to send 'message of unity and love between all religions.'

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An Israeli singer and peace advocate joined forces with a renowned Iranian singer living in exile to sing a duet for Christmas.

Liel Kolet and Ebi's "I Can Hear Christmas," made available on YouTube, is a cover of a song performed by Israeli singer Boaz Sharabi whose original is called "Chag Sameach Ahavat Chayai" ("Happy holiday, Love of my life").

The collaboration is meant to send "the message of unity and love between all religions," according to Kolet.

Kolet rose to fame when at age 14 she performed John Lennon's "Imagine" on the occasion of President Shimon Peres' 80th birthday and invited Bill Clinton to sing with her.

Ebrahim Hamedi, 64, better known by his stage name Ebi, is a popular Iranian singer who became an exile from his country after the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

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