Non-Profits Supporting Apartheid

Press Coverage

Inter Press Service News Agency

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A coalition of 11 U.S., Israeli and Palestinian groups, including Adalah-NY, are calling on the New York Mets baseball team to cancel a fundraiser by the "violent and racist" Israeli Hebron Fund which is scheduled to be held at the Mets' stadium, Citi Field, on Nov. 21.

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Ma'an News Agency

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Controversy continued to grow in the US over a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday at the New York Mets' Citi Field stadium for the Brooklyn-based Israeli settlement group The Hebron Fund. Settlement supporters have called for letters praising the Mets for standing with the fund, while human rights groups including Adalah-NY issued a public appeal this week that resulted in hundreds of emails, letters and calls demanding the event's cancelation.

Press Coverage

The Nation

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Controversy is growing over a November 21st fundraiser at the New York Mets' new stadium Citi Field for the Brooklyn-based Israeli settlement group the Hebron Fund. Settlement supporters have called for letters praising the Mets for standing with the Hebron Fund, while justice and human rights groups including Adalah-NY issued an alert demanding cancellation of the dinner.

Press Coverage

Adnkronos International

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Controversy continues to grow over allegations that a top United States baseball team is supporting fundraising efforts for illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, according to Adalah-NY, a US-based non-governmental organisation involved in a campaign calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

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FROM: Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within (Israel), Brooklyn For Peace, Coalition of Women for Peace (Israel), CODEPINK Women for Peace, Gush Shalom (Israel), Jews Against the Occupation-NYC, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Jews Say No!, Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (Palestine), US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, WESPAC Foundation.

The New York Mets are allowing the Hebron Fund, a Brooklyn-based non-profit supporting violent and racist Israeli settlers living in the West Bank City of Hebron, to hold a fundraiser at Citi Field on November 21st. The Mets have to date refused to cancel the Hebron Fund dinner despite a letter from 11 US, Palestinian and Israeli organizations (click here for the full letter) documenting that the Hebron Fund, by supporting Israeli settlements in Hebron, violates international law and the Obama administration’s call for a freeze in Israeli settlement construction in Occupied Palestinian Territory. The letter also demonstrates that the Hebron Fund actively promotes racial discrimination against Palestinians, and it supports, at least indirectly, violence and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes in Hebron.

Press Coverage

Tablet Magazine

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the struggling New York Mets, the team now faces criticism from Adalah-NY and other human rights organizations for hosting a fundraiser for a right-wing, pro-Israeli settlement group at Citi Field.

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JTA

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The New York Mets will allow the Hebron Fund to host its annual dinner at a club in the team's stadium despite a protest. Eleven organizations, including Adalah-NY, Jews Against the Occupation-NYC and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, had asked the Mets to cancel the Nov. 21 event at Caesar's Club in Citi Field.

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