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October 26, 2015 4:31 pm

Sean Penn to Visit Israel for Conference on Haiti as Guest of IsraAID

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Actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will visit Israel in November as a guest of IsraAID. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will visit Israel in November as a guest of IsraAID. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Hollywood actor Sean Penn, 55, will visit Israel in November as a guest of the Israeli humanitarian organization the Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid (IsraAID) to participate in a conference on rebuilding Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that occurred in the island nation.

Penn has visited and volunteered in Haiti along with Israeli volunteers several times. In one visit, he met with former Israeli president Shimon Peres, according to Yedioth Ahronoth.

“I think that the power that the U.S. gave to Israel has made it a powerful country and has thus pushed peace further away,” Penn, whose later father was Jewish, has previously told Israeli media.

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