Yehoram Gaon plans to run for the presidency
The singer and actor, winner of the Israel Prize, is interested in the position of current president Reuven Rivlin and will apply next year.
singer Yehoram Gaon is considering running for the presidency.
This was published this morning (Wednesday) Yehoram Gaon, winner of the Israel Prize for Hebrew Singing, has agreed to a network campaign to collect signatures from ten members of the Knesset to apply for the post. The presidential election is expected to take place in June 2021.
Yehoram Gaon was born in 1939 in the Beit Hakerem district of Jerusalem. In 1957, he was accepted into the Nahal troupe as an actor, where he served alongside Arik Einstein and Gavri Banai. The Nahal group Arik Einstein and Bnei Amdursky have the “Yarkon Bridge Trio”.
In the 1970s, Gaon released 11 records.
The “Romances in Ladino” is the best-selling record and has become a “must-have” in these years.
At the same time, he participated in five films, including the film adaptation of the musical “Casablanca” and the film “Operation Jonathan” in which he played the commander of the staff patrol, Yoni Netanyahu, and was nominated for the Oscar for best foreign language film.
In 2004, he received the Israel Prize in the field of Hebrew song.
In 2015, he received an honorary doctorate from Bar Ilan University. In 2017, he was chosen to light a beacon at the lighting ceremony on the 69th Independence Day of the State of Israel, which marked the anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem.