Star-studded 90th birthday for Peres
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Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Barbra Streisand join Israeli President Shimon Peres as he celebrates his 90th birthday and calls for peace in the Middle East.
Mr Blair described President Peres as "the youngest 90 year old I know" and wished him a happy birthday in Hebrew.
"Shimon, you are the world's social Einstein. You have tried to put together a unified theory of meaning," said former US President Bill Clinton.
Barack Obama, who has been attending the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, sent his best wishes in a recorded video message.
Guests at the event in Jerusalem were also treated to a special performance from Barbra Streisand, who sang on of her greatest hits, "People".
Shimon Peres then took to the stage and called for an end to the conflict in the Middle East.
"We want peace with our neighbours," he said. "The yesterday between us and the Palestinians is full of sorrow."
"I believe that the Israel of tomorrow and the Palestine of tomorrow can give our children light and hope."
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