Boaz Mauda sang “Shir Tikva” (“Hope song”) by Shimon Buskila in front Shimon Peres in 2010.
Boaz Mauda (Hebrew: בועז מעודה, b. April 23, 1987) is an Israeli singer. He won the fifth season of Kohav Nolad, the Israeli version of Pop Idol, and represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, finishing in 9th place.
Miri Mesika (Hebrew: מִירִי מְסִיקָה) (born May 3, 1978) is an Israeli singer and actress. She won several Israeli Female Singer of the Year awards. She has sold more than 100,000 copies of her albums in Israel.
Kochav Nolad (Hebrew: כוכב נולד) (A Star Is Born) is an Israeli reality television show searching for talented new vocalists based on the British Pop Idol and American Idol model. Since its debut on Israeli Channel 2 in 2003, Kohav Nolad has achieved great popularity and turned out many new musical stars. The show is hosted by Zvika Hadar.
Shimon Peres (Hebrew: שמעון פרס, born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923) is the ninth and current President of the State of Israel. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and once as Interim Prime Minister, and has been a member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and, except for a three-month-long hiatus in early 2006, served continuously until 2007, when he became President.