Israeli Poet Yehuda Amichai Dies at 76 Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai died today. He was 76 years old. Amichai was born in Germany and moved to Israel when he was 12 years old. He served in four wars and wove the themes of war into his poetry. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin read one of Amichai's poems when he received the Nobel Peace Prize. We have Amichai reading that poem and two others in translation when he came to NPR in 1995.