During these trying days for its good name, the Israel Defense Forces is going to get a very powerful boost of support from an unusual source – Stevie Wonder.
The popular blind singer is set to perform at the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces annual gala in Los Angeles on December 6. Wonder will just call to tell Israeli soldiers he loves them at the event that raises millions of dollars annually to support the Israeli military.
Movie producer Haim Saban is the host of the event for the organization that was founded by Holocaust survivors 31 years ago.
Saban released a statement saying:
“The annual FIDF Western Region Gala has become a tradition and a must-attend event for the Los Angeles Jewish community. The event connects the warm community to the IDF’s soldiers, and this is our opportunity to thank the soldiers who defend the State.”
Wonder has some pretty big shoes to fill, last year’s main attraction was Barbra Streisand.