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  12/7/2012, Kislev 23, 5773

Friends of IDF Raise $14 Million Without Stevie Wonder

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces raised more than 14 million dollars, Thursday evening, during their Western Region Gala in Los Angeles, according to a Friday report by IDF Radio. Organizer Haim Saban contributed $3.5 million and another million dollars came from a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor.

The event made news last week, when musician Stevie Wonder bowed to anti-Israeli pressure and cancelled his appearance. Fellow Grammy-award winner David Foster remained on the bill.