Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Soviet President Michael Gorbachev and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be among the world leaders and dignitaries attending the upcoming Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, which this year will also mark President Shimon Peres’s 90th birthday.
A spokesman for the conference said, however, that celebrated singer and entertainer Barbara Streisand had not yet confirmed her attendance at the June 18-20 event, despite reports to the contrary.
“We are hopeful that she will come but until she signs, we don’t want to give out any misleading information,” said Elie Klein, a representative of the public relations firm handling the event. “Very often in the past, we’ve had big names who signed up and didn’t come, and then there have also been last-minute surprises. We are very excited about the possibility that Barbara Streisand might be here, but she has yet to officially respond to the invitation.”
More than 200 participants have already confirmed their attendance at the fifth annual presidential conference dedicated this year to fostering a better tomorrow for the international community, Israel and the greater Jewish world.
Among this year’s confirmed participants are Prince Albert II of Monaco, former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, several Nobel prize laureates, international business leaders, academics, distinguished newspaper columnists and Jewish world functionaries.