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The Jerusalem Post

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An anti-Israel organization staged a protest against the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) on Sunday.

Adalah- NY, an organization that campaigns for the boycott of Israel, raised signs and carried cardboard guitars that read “apartheid” while chanting against Israel outside New York's Carnegie Hall, causing a small disturbance on February 3. The protesters stood outside a fundraising brunch for the IPO, which was followed by a performance.

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Jewish Telegraph Agency

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Dozens of protesters got the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s weeklong tour of the United States off on a sour note.

The demonstrators from Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, carried signs and chanted outside of Carnegie Hall in New York during a fundraising brunch on Sunday that was followed by a performance.

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Ha'aretz

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Dozens of supporters of the movement calling to boycott Israel gathered in New York on Sunday in protest an Israel Philharmonic Orchestra concert at the city's prestigious Carnegie Hall. 

Protesters distributed flyers with the message “Don’t harmonize with apartheid: While Palestinians hunger for freedom, New York’s elite feasts in support of Israel’s oppressive policies,” referring to the festive pre-show brunch organized for the occasion. 

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Haaretz

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Israeli law enforcement officials say they want to question Lev Leviev, the business baron whose companies allegedly are at the center of a vast diamond-smuggling ring that has operated for years.

Though a hero to the Chabad ultra-Orthodox movement to which he belongs, including for his expansive philanthropic endeavors, Leviev has been criticized, and his businesses boycotted, over construction projects in West Bank settlements. He has also been dogged by accusations of abuse at gem mines in Angola.

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Walla

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עשרות שחקני ויוצרי תיאטרון מהעולם קוראים להחרמת סיבוב ההופעות של תיאטרון גשר בארצות הברית המתקיים בימים אלה, בגלל ש"התיאטרון נתמך על ידי ממשלת ישראל, הפוגעת בזכויות הפלסטינים". אנשי תיאטרון גשר, אשר הופיעו בשבת בטורונטו שבקנדה, נמצאים כעת בניו יורק, ארצות הברית, לקראת הופעות בה, ועתידים להופיע גם בפיטסבורג עם שתי הצגות: הקלאסיקה "הדיבוק" בכיכובם של אפרת בן צור, ישראל (סשה) דמידוב ודורון תבורי, וההצגה "במנהרה" שבה שני חיילי צה"ל (אותם מגלמים עידו מוסרי ומיקי לאון) נתקלים במנהרה סמוכה לעזה בשני חמאסניקים (אותם מגלמים פיראס נסאר ויובל ינאי).

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The Jerusalem Post

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 An Israeli theater group is facing protests as it tours North America, including a call for its host theaters to cancel shows and demonstrators waiting outside with signs.

The Gesher Theater, based in Tel Aviv, is currently on a tour across North America, staging shows in Toronto, New York and Pittsburgh. Over the weekend it held two performances of its show The Dybbuk in Toronto, and was met outside by a very small group of protesters holding a sign protesting “Israeli apartheid.”

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The Village Voice

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Outside the Joyce on the Eighth Avenue sidewalk earlier this week, two different protesting groups, contained behind police barriers, vied for public attention as the opening-night audience arrived; security guards carefully searched and grilled us. Batsheva, whose summer tour to the States is supported in part by the Israeli government, drew the ire of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, and supporters of Bibi Netanyahu’s policies hollered back.

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