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BDS success? Reports that Stevie Wonder to cancel performance at 'Friends of IDF' event

Created on 29 November 2012

Stevie Wonder is about to pull out of a performance at a fundraiser for the Israeli army, a source told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a leading newspaper for the American Jewish community. This is potentially a major success of the international solidarity and BDS movement, which contacted Wonder and requested he not support Israel's military forces and its apartheid regime. Activists are encouraged to continue pressuring Wonder until a firm announcement is made.

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Stevie Wonder at the 2011 Martin Luther King Memorial dedication concert (Photo: TonytheTiger) 


Wonder was scheduled to perform for the annual gala of the "Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)" organization on December 6 in Los Angeles. The Israeli news outlet Ynet reports that the annual gala is a "flagship event" of the organisation, attended was expected to be over 1,000 members of the LA Jewish community, and has been known to raise millions of dollars.
 

Pro-Palestinian and solidarity activists throughout the world, including the Israeli group Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call fom Within, contacted Wonder and asked him to withdraw from the concert and continue his past support against South African apartheid, this time against Israeli apartheid. 


Reuters reports that an official of Friends of the IDF, reached at its Los Angeles office, had no comment. Wonder's agent at Creative Artists Agency also did not return a Reuters request for comment.