Israeli Bond luncheon

Hollywood Palladium

Los Angeles, Calif.

October 17, 1968

Barbra Streisand received the Israel Freedom Medal in a special ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium. “She stands for Israel,” said Mrs. Max Nussbaum, chairman of the women's division of the Los Angeles Israel Bond Committee.

Cashbox reported that the presentation “was made by Mrs. Yitzhak Rabin, wife of Israel's Ambassador to the United States.”

The inscription on the medal read:

Israel Freedom Medal presented to Barbra Streisand in recognition of exceptional service in strengthening the freedom of the State of Israel through the promotion of its economic development.

Streisand sang "Hatikvah," the Israeli national anthem.


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