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Streisand Offered Up To $4.5 Million for Israel Performance

If anything can be had for a price, then Barbra Streisand — the best-selling female recording artist in history, who to some will always be Yentl — just might make a stop in Israel. Ynetnews is reporting that producers are offering the peerless Barb up to $4.5 million for a single performance on Jewish soil.

Her aides were recently in Israel to consider the option, but the plans for her tour are not yet set.

Streisand’s last world tour, three years ago, brought in $100 million, so she may no longer qualify as a “people who needs people.”

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