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  • FIDF show goes on without Stevie Wonder [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 7, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    Spirits were barely diminished at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) annual dinner Thursday night, a week after headliner Stevie Wonder’s provocative and public pullout. More than 1,000 Israel supporters turned out at the Hyatt Regency in Century City for the annual... read on

  • Acting Offline, African-Americans Pressured Stevie Wonder to Drop FIDF Gig

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 6, 2012 | 10:15 pm

    When Stevie Wonder backed out of a planned appearance at a Dec. 6 gala to benefit the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), the reasons given for his decision were varied.

    Many news articles focused on the thousands of signatures on a letter and online petitions urging... read on

  • Near silence after Stevie Wonder cancels FIDF performance

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 4, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    An unusual silence has blanketed the circumstances leading up to music icon Stevie Wonder’s canceled performance at the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala on Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Century City. 

    The 25-time Grammy winner was set to appear for an... read on

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  • Why is Haim Saban silent about Stevie Wonder canceling on FIDF gala for Israeli soldiers?

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2012 | 8:30 pm

    One of the things I admire about Haim Saban is that he's fearless.

    Saban is not afraid of anybody. In fact, he is that rare person who is so singularly powerful, he has the luxury of saying whatever he darn well pleases about whoever he darn well likes (or doesn't like, like Mitt... read on

  • Bill Maher on Israel, uncut and uncensored

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    Earlier this week, I asked political commentator and comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to weigh in on the outcome of the 2012 election and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Below is the uncut, uncensored interview in which he talks about America's... read on

  • Rabbi Gordis v. Rabbi Brous: Rabbis in the ring

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2012 | 1:33 pm

    Who knew that this year’s most exciting Thanksgiving week sporting event would be a rabbinic version of “Celebrity Deathmatch”?

    The Gordis-Brous feud had all the grit and coarseness of MTV's now-defunct claymation show in which two celebrities nastily sparred in a wrestling ring... read on

  • Did Stevie Wonder succumb to Israel haters?

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2012 | 11:35 am

    Pop music icon Stevie Wonder has cancelled his performance scheduled for the Dec. 6 FIDF Gala in Los Angeles saluting IDF Soldiers. The event is sponsored by philanthropists Haim and Cheryl Saban.

    The 25-time Grammy winner was to appear for an expected 1,200 FIDF supporters,... read on

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