Avi Kushnir is an Israeli singer, comedian, actor and TV presenter. After his mandatory military service, he tried his hand at directing plays and started his acting career in the early 1980s.

He teamed up with Natan Datner to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 1987 with the song Shir Habatlanim. Despite the controversy surrounding the song in their homeland, the duo performed well finishing in 8th place.

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