Christmas 2010 Leviev protest action

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New York, NY – Sixty human rights advocates, many sporting Santa hats, performed Christmas carol parodies and theatrical skits calling for the boycott of Israeli diamond mogul and settlement-builder Lev Leviev outside his Madison Avenue store this afternoon. Carolers celebrated the boycott movement’s success in pressuring Leviev’s company Africa Israel to cease settlement building and demanded that Leviev’s company Leader Management and Development do the same.

Carols, including “The 12 Days of Boycott,” highlighted the achievements of growing boycott movement. To the tune of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” the carolers chorused, “Oh justice for Palestinian, women and men, the question is not i-i-if, but when.”

A street theater skit, “The Grinch who Tried to Steal Palestine,” unmasked Leviev’s settlement construction, saying, “If you take off his mask, and expose his dark task, you will see his true crime is to steal Palestine.” Hundreds of Madison Avenue shoppers, many clad in fur coats, took holiday card flyers with a poem inside that began, “Twas the night before Christmas in Lev Leviev’s shop, Not a customer was browsing, shopping season a flop.”



Sing parody carols to boycott Israeli apartheid

Click here for a clip of our carolers in action!


Saturday, December 18th, 1 - 3 PM

LEVIEV jewelry store
700 Madison Avenue, between 62nd and 63rd

Holiday Carolers


The international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel continues to grow and achieve successes. Following a global boycott campaign, Leviev's company Africa Israel made an ambiguous statement that it had no plans to build more settlements. But another Leviev company, Leader, continues to build the Zufim settlement on Jayyous' land, and Leviev's support for human rights abuses in the diamond industry in Angola continues.

Come be part of Adalah-NY's critically acclaimed
Holiday Caroling Choir in front of LEVIEV

This event has been endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace, Code Pink NYC, Columbia SJP, Existence Is Resistance, Jewish Voice for Peace NYC, Jews Say No!, NYU SJP, Siege Busters Working Group ,WESPAC Foundation, Women in Black - Union Square (list still in formation)

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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