Streisand to perform at birthday bash for Peres

(JTA) — Barbra Streisand will make her performing debut in Israel at the 90th birthday celebration for President Shimon Peres.

Streisand is slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the Israeli Presidential Conference on June 18.

According to the Times of Israel, it will be the iconic Jewish entertainer’s first performance in Israel, although she has been to Israel on several occasions for personal visits.

Streisand is being brought to Israel through the music company Live Nation, which is organizing a rare European tour. Several Israeli promoters have attempted to bring her to Israel to perform.

One of the best-selling musicians of all time, Streisand has sold some 72.5 million records in the United States. She performed at last month’s Oscars for the first time in 36 years.

Some 4,500 people are expected to attend the Israeli Presidential Conference.

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