Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro Flies EL AL To Celebrate Israeli President Shimon Peres’ 90th Birthday
New York, NY – June 18, 2013 – Actor, Director and Producer Robert De Niro traveled on EL AL Israel Airlines to celebrate the 90th birthday of Israel’s President and Nobel Prize laureate, Shimon Peres. De Niro, known for his roles in iconic films such as The Godfather: Part II, Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, is one of many celebrities and dignitaries traveling on EL AL to join the birthday festivities and attend the annual Israeli Presidential Conference, which commence today in Israel.
Many of the celebratory events are taking place at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center, where thousands of invitees from around the globe are gathering to honor one of today’s most respected world leaders. Also in honor of President Peres, legendary singer Barbara Streisand is performing two concerts this week in Tel Aviv.
This is De Niro’s fifth visit to Israel, who is accompanied on this trip by his 17 year old son.
|(Shown R-L prior to departure at JFK International Airport) |
Danny Saadon, Vice President, North and Central America, EL AL Israel Airlines;
Robert De Niro; Ran Omer, JFK Station Manager, EL AL Israel Airlines