Singer cites situation in Middle East and antiwar stance as he withdraws from Friends of the Israel Defence Forces benefit gig
"Stevie Wonder has decided not to perform at a concert raising money for Israeli soldiers and their families. The singer has pulled out of a scheduled appearance at Friends of the Israel Defence Forces' gala benefit in Los Angeles.
"Given the current and very delicate situation in the Middle East, and with a heart that has always cried out for world unity, I will not be performing at the FIDF gala," Wonder said. "I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere."....."