Barbara Streisand has confirmed that she won't be taking part in Israel's 60th anniversary celebration next month in Jerusalem.

A publicist says Streisand has pulled out of the event because of "personal obligations."

The publicist says Streisand has always been a "devoted supporter of Israel," and that she is "saddened" that she can't be there to mark the occasion.

Streisand was one of the big-name guests slated to appear at a Jerusalem convention hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres beginning May 13.

The actress and singer was supposed to perform a rendition of a Hebrew prayer Avinu Malkeinu, or "Our Father Our King."

Her publicist says her health is fine.