In July, 2010, over 1000 Israeli police entered the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in the Negev, and demolished the village to make room for a forest planted by the Jewish National Fund, a close partner of the Arava Institute. Al-Araqib has since been rebuilt and demolished four more times. The Arava Institute. located in the Negev, has not commented on the demolition of Al-Araqib. (Photo by ActiveStills )
The Israel Ballet will perform from February 8 – 27, 2010 in Panama City (FL), Ft. Myers (FL), Sarasota (FL), Bunnel (FL), West Palm Beach (FL), Gainesville (FL), Newport News (VA), Burlington (VT), Worcester (MA), Brooklyn (NY), Morgantown (WV), Buffalo (NY), Elmira (NY) and Rockville (MD). We call on individuals and groups to mobilize to boycott and protest against these performances.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions are moral, nonviolent actions to pressure Israel to comply with basic principles of justice and international law, including ending the occupation, facilitating the right of Palestinian refugees to return and ensuring equal rights for all Palestinian citizens of Israel.
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Over the past year, Adalah-NY’s campaign to boycott Israeli settlement-builder and rights abuser Lev Leviev has been at the forefront of the US and worldwide movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Highlights of Adalah-NY’s work during just the last two months include:
The businesses of Israeli diamantier Lev Leviev are not members of JA or the CRJP and have recently been renounced by Oxfam International and UNICEF due to their construction of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank in violation of international law. Companies owned by Leviev’s partner in settlement construction, Shaya Boymelgreen, are now being sued for war crimes in Canada.
JA members should not do business with Leviev’s companies because there is strong evidence that Leviev’s companies may violate the following principles of the CRJP:
Members of the diamond industry should not do business with the companies of Israeli diamantier Lev Leviev because there is strong evidence that Leviev’s businesses violate the Rapaport Group’s principles on corporate responsibility as well as those of the JA and CRJP. Leviev’s businesses have recently been renounced by Oxfam International and UNICEF due to Leviev’s construction of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank in violation of international law. Companies owned by Leviev’s partner in settlement construction, Shaya Boymelgreen, are now being sued for war crimes in Canada.
Leviev’s companies violate the following principles from the Rapaport Group’s statement on Corporate Responsibility:
New York, NY, March 29, 2008 – Today’s Land Day protest at the Madison Avenue jewelry store of Israeli billionaire and settlement mogul Lev Leviev highlights the 60 year Israeli campaign to displace Palestinians from their land, and Palestinian defiance and resistance – from the Nakbah, or Catastrophe, in 1948, when around 800,000 Palestinians were driven from their villages by Israeli forces to become refugees; to the original Land Day protests in 1976; to present day settlement construction by Israeli settlement builders like Lev Leviev in Bil’in, Jayyous, Jabel Abu Ghneim and Maale Adumim.