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  • March 25, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 25, 2013 | 3:46 am

    * In the next few days we will be taking a Passover break and there will be no H&Rs.

     

    Headline: Top U.S. diplomat Kerry asks Iraq to stop arms to Syria

    To Read: English Professor Elizabeth Samet explores the idea and the supposed impact of veterans running foreign policy:

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  • Pink Floyd’s Waters takes some credit for Wonder’s decision to skip FIDF event

    March 21, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    Pink Floyd's Roger Waters took partial credit for Stevie Wonder's decision to pull out of performing at a Friends of Israel Defense Forces event.

    In an interview with Electronic Intifada, a pro-Palestinian media outlet, Floyd said he was one of several dignitaries who wrote to...

  • $14 million raised without Stevie Wonder at FIDF gala

    December 12, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    Despite a stormy week of protest and provocation following music icon Stevie Wonder’s last-minute pullout from the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region dinner, the Dec. 6 gala went off without a hitch, raising a record $14 million for Israeli soldiers. 

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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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Friends of IDF expresses ‘regret’ for Wonder quitting fundraiser gig

    November 29, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    The head of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces expressed his regret that Grammy-winning singer Stevie Wonder has pulled out of performing at a fundraiser for the group.

    Wonder was scheduled to headline the Friends of the IDF annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6. The event...

  • Stevie Wonder cancels performance at Saban-Chaired FIDF Gala for IDF Soldiers

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 29, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Legendary pop musician 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...

  • 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,...

  • Petitions call on Stevie Wonder to cancel Friends of IDF gig

    November 28, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    An online petition calling on Stevie Wonder to cancel his performance at a fundraiser for the Israel Defense Forces has garnered more than 3,600 signatures.

    The petition was launched more than a day ago on the change.org website.

    Wonder is scheduled to headline the Friends of...

  • Isn’t the IDF lovely, Stevie Wonder sings

    November 27, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    During these trying days, the Israel Defense Forces is getting a powerful boost of support from an unexpected source: Stevie Wonder. The singer is set to perform at the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6.

    Wonder will just call to tell...