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Roger Moore pledges cash for AIDS fight

The British actor will hand the proceeds from an appearance at the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, which kicked off on Sunday, to the Jerusalem AIDS Project.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2009 18:47 IST

Former James Bond star Roger Moore has pledged to donate money to the AIDS-devastated Southern African country Swaziland.

The British actor will hand the proceeds from an appearance at the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, which kicked off on Sunday, to the Jerusalem AIDS Project (JAIP) - an Israeli programme that encourages male circumcision as a way of reducing AIDS and HIV in Africa, reports Contactmusic.com.

Moore hopes his monetary gesture will help to pay for Israelis to train natives in the art of performing circumcisions, as an estimated 185,000 of Swaziland's 1.1 million population is HIV positive.

"Who better than Jewish and Muslim doctors (from Israel) to carry out this procedure? Because they do it by the thousands," he said.