”Arik Einstein was a singer who touched the hearts of us all. The sense was that he knew us all, for the simple reason that his work spoke to everyone and about everyone,” Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said about the legendary Israeli singer who died late Tuesday of an aortic aneurysm (hemorrhage of a major artery) at the age of 74.

”Arik`s films and songs are the soundtrack of the most amazing creation ever – the Land of Israel – including its struggles, beauty, tribulations and victories,” he added.