March 13, 2013
Barbra Streisand to perform in Israel
Legendary Jewish American singer to visit Holy Land in honor of President Peres’ 90th birthday, give one concert on June 15 or 16
VIDEO – After years of pursuits, serious offers and talks which warmed up in the past two years, it’s finally happening: The Yedioth Ahronoth daily has learned that Barbra Streisand will give one concert in Israel this summer in honor of President Shimon Peres‘ 90th birthday.
Barring any last-minute changes, the legendary Jewish American singer will perform at a venue which has yet to be determined on June 15 or 16. She will also participate in the opening night of the Israeli Presidential Conference on June 18 at the Jerusalem International Convention Center.
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Sources in the music industry have confirmed the report.
As first reported by Yedioth Ahronoth, in the past two years Streisand received offers from at least five different Israeli producers, but the talks failed as she had no concert tours in Europe. The president’s birthday was what finally convinced her to come.