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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Streisand pulls out of Independence Day celebration; Bush under pressure to do the same

President Shimon Peres' office announced today that Barbara Streisand has pulled out of the 60th Independence Day celebrations next month.
Streisand was one of the big-name guests slated to appear at a festive Jerusalem convention hosted by President Shimon Peres beginning May 13. The American diva was supposed to perform a rendition of the Hebrew prayer Avinu Malkeinu, or Our Father Our King.

But Peres' office says Streisand has now announced she will not be coming. It says she gave no reason for the sudden cancellation.

The anniversary convention's guest list still includes heads of state like U.S. President George W. Bush and technology czars like Google founder Sergey Brin.
If anyone knows why Streisand pulled out, no one is saying - yet.

US President George Bush is also under pressure to pull out from Jordanian King Abdullah. And by 'our friends the Saudis' and 'our friends the Egyptians.'
According to the report, Abdullah will advise the American president not to come to Israel unless a real agreement is struck between Israel and the Palestinians, who are in the midst of a U.S.-backed peace process.

The diplomatic sources told al-Hayat that Abdullah's position has been adopted by Saudi Arabia and Egypt, who have been holding intensive talks with Abdullah over recent days ahead of the Jordanian king's visit to Washington on Wednesday.
I can't wait to hear what kind of 'gestures' we have to make to get Bush to come.



At 9:09 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

As I was saying, this birthday bash is meaningless if Jewish independence is conditional only on the approval of others. If Israel isn't a sovereign state fit to decide its own destiny without outside interference, then what's the point of holding the country's 60th birthday celebration next month?

At 9:22 PM, Blogger Nannette said...

Barbra's far left and wouldn't support Israel anyway!


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