HaGashash HaHiver (Hebrew: הגשש החיוור, lit. The Pale Tracker) were an Israeli comedy group. Often called HaGashashim, they are considered a classic of Israeli entertainment.The three members of the Gashash:• Yeshayahu Levi ('Shaike') • Yisrael Poliakov ('Poli') • Gavriel Banai ('Gavri') Were all formerly members of the singing entertainment group, HaTarnegolim.The Gashashim put on many stage comedy shows, consisting of skits which became classics in their own right ('The Drafted Car', 'The Judge and the Referee', 'Kreker vs Kreker', etc.) and contributed numerous quotes to modern spoken Hebrew. They also starred in comic Israeli movies which became major hits, such as Givat Halfon Eina Ona. Some of Israel's greatest authors and playwrights, including the late Nissim Aloni, prepared material for the trio. The producer of HaGashash HaHiver was Avraham Deshe 'Pachanel'.
The Gashash were awarded the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts