Veteran entertainer Barbra Streisand is set to perform a special concert in honour of Israeli President Shimon Peres' 90th birthday in June (13).

The politician won't officially turn a year older until August (02Aug13), however The Way We Were hitmaker will kick off the celebration a few weeks early by hosting a private show during Peres' yearly speaker's conference, which begins on 18 June (13), according to the Associated Press.

The concert will mark the Jewish singer's first ever gig in the country - she was due to commemorate the nation's 60th Independence Day in 2008, but she pulled out of the show for personal reasons.