Stevie Wonder to perform at Israeli military fundraiser

0 Posted by - November 28, 2012 - Blog, Sound
President Barack Obama presents Stevie Wonder with the Gershwin Award for Lifetime Achievement.

President Barack Obama presents Stevie Wonder with the Gershwin Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Muscial icon Stevie Wonder will perform for a fundraiser to support the Israeli military, who recently ended their week-long bombing campaign of Gaza that killed 160 Palestinians and injured one thousand more, mostly civilians.

According to Israeli news website Ynetnews, Wonder will appear at an annual gala hosted by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday, December 6 in Los Angeles.

Wonder, whose hits include Master Blaster and Heaven Help Us All, has a history as a social activist and was a central figure in the campaign to have the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. become a national holiday in the United States, penning his song Happy Birthday to promote the cause.

A petition asking Stevie Wonder to cancel his appearance is being hosted by Change.org.

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