40th Anniversary of 'Hallelujah': The Song Which Almost Bankrupted Israel

The tale of Israel's miraculous double Eurovision win, and the birth of the most successful song to come out of the contest since ABBA

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April 1, 1979 fell on the Sunday after Israel’s historic second consecutive Eurovision Song Contest victory. Shimon Shiffer, who was then a diplomatic correspondent for Israel Radio, had been touting a report...