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Barbra Streisand sings ‘Hatikvah’ in Hebrew during Tel Aviv concert

By Mason White 6:50 PM June 24, 2013
Barbra Streisand sings in Tel Aviv 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) United States singing sensation Barbra Streisand sang in Tel Aviv the Israeli national anthem, Hatikvah, in front of thousands of cheering fans, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Streisand was received with enthusiastic applause by 16,000 fans in her first ever concert in Israel, which was held at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv-Yafo.

The show, which lasted about two and a half hours, sported 60 musicians, and opened with a video of images from Streisand’s childhood to the present.

The concert took place two days after the 71-year-old singer performed at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem as part of the celebration of the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres. She also performed at a second concert at the Bloomfield Stadium on Saturday night.

As we reported earlier, U.S. singing sensation Barbra Streisand will give her Israeli fans a special treat. The singer is planning to sing in Hebrew at her upcoming concerts in Tel Aviv.

A member of the Streisand team, who is involved in the touring plan of the legendary singer, confirmed that she is preparing to sing one or two songs in the local language.

Streisand, 71, will perform twice at two concerts in the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv this week. This will be the first time that the Jewish star will perform in Israel. The singer, who suffers from stage fright, refused to perform at concerts around the world, despite her huge popularity.

The visit to Israel is particularly significant because Streisand is celebrating her 100th performance of her career in Tel Aviv.
The singer is very excited about her upcoming Israeli performances, one of her managers said.

Streisand is currently on a ten-day stay in Israel. She met with President Shimon Peres, received an honorary doctorate in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and toured the country.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view