Friday, July 8, 2011

This Week's Most Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

Photo by  Andres.Arranz

A pop star speaks on education in Jerusalem, people change the world one pizza at a time and Pink Floyd signs an axe for a good cause. Here are this week's most inspirational moments in pop culture.

Shakira Takes Jerusalem by Storm for UNICEF

Super-sexy Latina singer Shakira might not be the first person that springs to mind when thinking about children’s education. But the Colombian-born pop star traveled to Jerusalem this week to discuss just that.

While there the “Whenever, Wherever” singer turned UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador visited the Israeli-Arab Max Rayne “Hand-in-Hand” School for Bilingual Education to launch the third annual President’s Conference. Fans actually made a plea to the Lebanese descendant to call off her trip, but she ignored the 1,800 likes on the Facebook page “Shakira: Say NO to apartheid and YES to Freedom For Palestineand stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Israeli President Shimon Peres, greeting those present with the Hebrew greeting “shalom,” which means peace.

But Shakira didn’t just speak to the students. Like a true international superstar, she danced along while the school choir sang her 2010 FIFA World Cut anthem, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”
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