Barbra Streisand to Receive Honorary Doctorate in Israel
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:41:20
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Barbra Streisand will be presented with an honorary doctorate in Israel next month, when she will make her first ever performance in the country.
Babs is booked to play three shows, including a set at the Israeli Presidential Conference to celebrate the 90th birthday of leader Shimon Peres. She will also attend a special ceremony at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on June 17.
Babs is receiving this doctorate for "her professional achievements, outstanding humanitarianism, leadership in the realm of human and civil rights, and dedication to Israel and the Jewish people."
Hebrew University President Menahem Ben-Sasson says, "Barbra Streisand's transcendent talent is matched by her passionate concern for equality and opportunity for people of every gender and background. Equally important, her love of Israel and her Jewish heritage are reflected in so many aspects of her life and career."
Streisand, 71, also holds an honorary PhD from America's Brandeis University. So she has multiple doctorates of the honorary kind.
She also established the Emanuel Streisand Building for Jewish Studies, in memory of her late father, on the school's Mount Scopus campus in 1984.
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