Anti-Apartheid Holiday Caroling at Leviev's, 2013

Press Release


New York, NY, December 14, 2013 – As snow fell on the New York area Saturday afternoon, 40 human rights advocates gathered on Manhattan’s upscale Madison Avenue in front of the Leviev Diamond store and sang parody holiday carols protesting diamond magnate Lev Leviev’s construction of Israeli settlements. Many holiday shoppers, bundled against the cold, paused to listen to the carolers and appeared surprised but pleased by their human rights message. 

The protest came days after popular mobilizations against an Israeli government plan to displace tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel contributed to the plan’s cancellation, and amidst growing global recognition of the efficacy of the international boycott movement.

Be part of Adalah-NY's critically acclaimed
Anti-Apartheid Holiday Caroling Choir
in front of Lev Leviev's jewelry store

Lev, we all can see the folly
Fa, la, la, la, la, la la la la

Of profit from illegal colonies
Fa, la, la, la, la, la la la la

Read more about why we visit LEVIEV every year

Endorsers: Brooklyn For Peace; Existence Is Resistance; International Socialist Organization; Jews Say No!; JVP - Westchester; NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid; Students for Justice in Palestine chapters at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, CUNY Law, and NYU; WESPAC; and Women in Black, Union Square.

Event Location: 

Leviev NY
700 Madison Ave between 62nd and 63rd Sts
New York , NY

Event Date: 

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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