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Achinoam Nini’s song of peace

The young Achinoam Nini had no designs on peace in the Middle East. Her parents had brought her to live in the Bronx, New York, when she was two. A world away from the war. Everyone knew she was a gifted musician with a shining future.

Then she fell in love. It was a twist of fate that would lead her first into the armed forces of Israel and then the crossfire of political activism – as well as singing to legions of adoring fans in 49 countries. Next month, Australia will make 50.

Read the full article by Michael Dwyer at the Brisbane Times.