Several months later Yossi was on 43rd street in Manhattan, watching the movie “My Fair Lady”.
Suddenly, he saw Audrey Hepburn on the screen.
“Hey, he shouted, it’s the Girl from Ee Panida (ee is Hebrew for island).”
Vinicius Morius was sitting in the movie theatre two rows behind him.
And that, my friends, is how the song was really born.