A day after landing in Israel
as part of 90th birthday celebrations for President Shimon Peres,
actress Sharon Stone visited the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem and met with sick children in the hospital’s different departments. The visit was scheduled to take an hour, but lasted longer than expected due to Stone's desire to meet privately with every child.
Stone, a known AIDS activist, came as a guest of Professor Dan Engelhard,
head of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases and in charge of treatment of AIDS infected children, who developed an integrative method to treat HIV-positive children in Israel and abroad. This was the third time that Stone had visited the Israeli hospital, and this time she also met the medical staff and clowns.
Sharon Stone at Hadassah
Spending time with children
Families, staff gather round
Meeting hospital clown
Medical staff meet Stone
For the children
The star was greeted by the Hadassah Women’s Zionist Organization,
and spent a long hour with the children, hugging and talking with them.
At a press conference held at the hospital, Stone said she loves Israel, "Peace is like a marriage, as it is between Jews and Palestinians. Better to see married people hugging and kissing and enjoying their children and grandchildren than couples whose lives are miserable and they waste their time in wars and fights. That is the coward's way. We could have peace now if we do not make mistakes, but there are always mistakes in life. "
Stone will participate on Tuesday evening at the festivities honoring Peres on his 90th birthday, along with other international stars including Barbra Streisand and Robert De Niro.