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Stevie Wonder cancels concert for Israeli group
Associated Press ^ | Nov. 30, 2012

Posted on 11/30/2012 3:11:48 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stevie Wonder is calling off a concert for a group that raises money for the Israeli military.

Wonder had been scheduled to perform next week for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, which raises money for Israeli soldiers and their families.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; steviewonder; unitednations

1 posted on 11/30/2012 3:11:51 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The way they are phrasing it about it raising money ‘for the Israeli military’ they are virtually implying that it goes towards buying weapons, which is a lot more emotive than what it actually does, which is helping people who are connected to it...


2 posted on 11/30/2012 3:19:04 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stevie just got added to my list of celebrities I don’t need to support. Because after all I am an ambassador of me and I’ve been against week kneed liberals every, always!


3 posted on 11/30/2012 3:19:25 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are none so blind as those who will not see


4 posted on 11/30/2012 3:20:16 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who didn’t see this coming?


5 posted on 11/30/2012 3:23:38 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Apparently, very little thought went into the decision to orginally schedule the appearance. One would not have needed to be a genius to see such protests coming against any American who intends to perform for most any Israeli audience, let alone one with a military association.

Should have seen it coming, and shouldn’t have been bullied into cacelling.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 3:30:51 PM PST by Will88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Got a call from Zippy?


7 posted on 11/30/2012 3:32:29 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wonder said in a statement he was canceling with a heavy heart but that "I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere."

If it wasn't for the Israeli military, there would be genocide over there. I guess he would be fine with that option... but is against self-defense.

8 posted on 11/30/2012 3:36:55 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder why?


9 posted on 11/30/2012 3:37:00 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Step aside, Stevie. Me and my band will do it.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 3:37:02 PM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: SpaceBar

He couldn’t see a reason to go.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 3:42:03 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Someday he will see the error of his ways.
12 posted on 11/30/2012 3:44:09 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots

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13 posted on 11/30/2012 3:50:06 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: fatima

^5

((((fatima))))
14 posted on 11/30/2012 3:51:15 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

LOL


15 posted on 11/30/2012 3:55:28 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These idiots really think God was kidding when He said those who curse Isreal will be cursed, don’t they? Fools...


16 posted on 11/30/2012 3:58:24 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I sing better than him anyway

TT


17 posted on 11/30/2012 3:58:36 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Can`t he see that only helps the enemies of Israel.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 3:59:05 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: onyx

Hi Doll (((((Hugs))))


19 posted on 11/30/2012 4:14:16 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Mastador1

yep me too.


20 posted on 11/30/2012 4:24:12 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Mastador1

Yeah, well. I just realized I don’t like Stevie that much anyway. He’s overrated and if he wasn’t blind he’d be considered just another hack musician...see?


21 posted on 11/30/2012 4:24:15 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

oh Stevie....open your eyes....oh wait...


22 posted on 11/30/2012 4:43:29 PM PST by isom35
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It sounds as though little Stevie is an anti-Semite. Well, IMHO, his “music” sucks anyway.


23 posted on 11/30/2012 5:23:01 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Typical hater of Jews.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 5:55:16 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He probably needed to take some time off so he could work on writing his first good song in 35 years.
25 posted on 11/30/2012 6:27:04 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Mr Wonder was overheard saying “eye, eye, eye!”


26 posted on 11/30/2012 6:29:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He may be blind, but he’s stupid, too.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 6:29:35 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Evidently, Stevie read the directions on how to get to the concert hall and declared that he could not follow them driving there.


28 posted on 11/30/2012 6:31:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: wideawake
Songs in the Key of Life (1976) was a great album. Has he done anything since?
29 posted on 11/30/2012 7:24:59 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

Innervisions is probably in the Top Ten of Greatest Albums of all-time....but you’re right, he hasn’t done anything worthy since Songs In the Key of Life.


30 posted on 11/30/2012 7:29:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

A Stevie Wonder Haiku:

Stevie Wonder bails
Will not play in Israel
Blind in many ways


31 posted on 11/30/2012 9:26:35 PM PST by Maven
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To: jimfree
I liked Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants which he put out shortly after SITKOL. Since then, garbage, and not much of it.
32 posted on 12/01/2012 7:01:23 AM PST by wideawake
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Let’s not lose sight of the facts. No pun intended. He’s a musical visionary who happens to be blind (physically and politically).


33 posted on 12/01/2012 2:55:55 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

True. I just don’t like his music. Any of it. Give me Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke.


34 posted on 12/01/2012 2:59:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Wonder certainly imitated Wilson and Cooke a whole lot in his vocal approach.


35 posted on 12/01/2012 3:31:59 PM PST by Borges
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