MUSIC NEWS >> Shakira Meets Israeli President Shimon Peres

Pushing forth with her visit to the Middle East, Shakira spent Tuesday afternoon (June 21) meeting with Israel's President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.

The Colombian singer was joined by her footballer beau Gerard Pique as the pair shared warm embraces with the Israeli leader during a joint press conference.

During the course of the festivities, Shakira was also greeted by an Israeli child - who kindly offered a necklace as a welcoming gift to the "Rabiosa" hitmaker.

The event is all part of the 2011 Israeli Presidential Conference, which also includes speakers like Binyamin Netanyaho, Tony Blair, and Tzipi Livni.

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