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Yardena Arazi (Hebrew: ירדנה ארזי‎; b. September 25, 1951) is an Israeli singer and entertainer. Yardena Arazi was born on Kibbutz Kabri and grew up in Haifa. Arazi is the daughter of Jewish immigrants from France and Germany. She joined the Beit Rothschild group at 16 and became its lead vocalist. She did her military service in the Nahal entertainment troupe. Arazi is married to engineer Natan Tomer, with whom she has a daughter. In the 1970s, Yardena Arazi was a member of the female vocal trio Chocolat, Menta, Mastik along with Lea Lupatin and Ruti Holtzman. The group represented Israel in the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Emor Shalom ("Say Hello"), placing sixth. In 1979, the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) asked Arazi to co-host the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem. Her connection with the song contest continued when she sang in the Israeli finals of 1982, 1983 and 1985. In 1987 she co-hosted the event and in 1988 she was selected by IBA to sing the Israeli entry. Arazi went to Dublin with the song Ben Adam ("Human Being"), which came in seventh. Arazi co-hosted Cafe Telad, a Channel Two morning chat show, from 1997-2005.

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