Israeli singer rocks UN headquarters

Israeli mega-star Sarit Hadad performed at a special event to mark 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem.

June 27, 2017 08:33
Sarit Hadad

Sarit Hadad at the UN . (photo credit: MARK VON HOLDEN)

Diplomats from around the world joined members of the Jewish-American community and hundreds of Israel supporters in New York on Monday to mark the reunification of Jerusalem. Hosted by Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, the event included a special performance by Israeli pop star Sarit Hadad.

Danon addressed the audience and said: "We are proud to celebrate at the UN the unification of our eternal capital, Jerusalem."

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Hadad said that she felt "tremendous pride" at performing to honor Jerusalem at the UN, and that "it has been a great honor to present the appealing side of Israel."

Having shown great musical promise from childhood, Hadad struggled against her restrictive parents who attempted to prevent her from perusing a career in music. Now loved and adored by the Israeli public, she enjoys a unique status as a ground-breaking performer of pop and Mizrahi music.

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