Alternative Caroling Protest

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New York Human Rights Carolers Debut Songs Protesting Lev Leviev’s Israeli Settlements


New York, NY  - Fifty New York human rights carolers sang parodies of holiday tunes today in front of LEVIEV New York to protest Israeli diamond mogul Lev Leviev's destruction of communities in Palestine, Angola and in New York City. This was the fourth protest at Leviev's Madison Avenue jewelry store since its gala opening on November 13.

A diverse group of enthusiastic participants sang loud and creative versions of 11 traditional holiday songs. Carolers serenaded upscale Madison Avenue shoppers and New York City police with the debut performance of "I Made a Little Settlement" to the tune of "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel":

"Apartments for Jews only, Discrimination, sure!
He thinks Palestine's the problem, and Apartheid is the cure!"

"Oh boycott boycott boycott, Don't buy Leviev today
Funds crime with all that profit, Who needs diamonds anyway?"

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Al Arabiye


Human rights activists in New York protested the opening of a new store by an Israeli diamond mogul, as
two Palestinian representatives invited a U.S. actress to visit their villages, where the wealthy store
owner is “building Israeli settlements”.

Event Location: 

Leviev NYC
700 Madison Ave. Between 62nd and 63rd Sts
New York , NY

Event Date: 

Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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