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Obadya, Abraham

OBADYA, ABRAHAM (1923– ), Iraqi poet. His verse collections, published in Baghdad and Cairo, include Wabīl wa-Tal ("Shower and Dew," 1949) and Fī Sukūn al-Layl ("In the Stillness of the Night," 1947), both dedicated to King Faisal II. He immigrated to Israel in 1951.