Stars to celebrate Israel’s birthday


Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg are among Jewish celebrities expected to attend Israel’s 60th Independence Day events.

The famed musical diva and Hollywood director are among those invited to a May 13 conference in Jerusalem being organized by Israeli President Shimon Peres in honor of the Jewish state’s 60th birthday, Ma’ariv reported Monday.

Streisand will entertain by singing “Avinu Malkeinu,” a Peres favorite.

Among foreign statesmen expected to attend the events are President Bush and his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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