Though certainly not the cause of his financial collapse, for the past two years, activists including Adalah-NY have singled out Lev Leviev as one of their high-profile villains for his large contributions to West Bank settlements. And they have been effective gadflies. The pro-Palestinian activists are affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, an international coalition with the goal of isolating and discomfiting Israel just as South Africa’s apartheid regime was targeted in the 1980s.
The Norwegian government has decided to withdraw all its investments from an Israeli defence firm because of its role in the construction of the Israeli separation wall being built in the Palestinian West Bank. "We do not wish to fund companies that so directly contribute to violations of international humanitarian law," said Norway's finance minister Kristin Halvorsen.
One of the main accomplishments of the Israeli government’s bombing and invasion of the Gaza Strip last winter was to inspire new vitality within leftist and peace groups in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for justice and liberation. This wave of activity has continued after the supposed ceasefire, with demonstrations and direct actions from New York to Los Angeles, Paris, Jaffa, and Tel Aviv.
From Johannesburg to Jerusalem: Anti-Apartheid Organizing in the US Monday, March 2nd, 7 pm St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 521 West 126th Street, NYC Showing of critically acclaimed film Have You Heard from Johannesburg? Apartheid And The Club Of The West, followed by a discussion with David Wildman of the United Methodist Church and Mahmood Mamdani of Columbia University.
The Art of Resistance: Culture and the Boycott of Israel Friday, March 6th, 7 pm Judson Memorial Church, 243 Thompson St., just off of Washington Square Park Panel discussion with best-selling author Ahdaf Soueif, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel Omar Barghouti, and NYC poet Remi Kanazi; moderated by Brooklyn College Professor Moustafa Bayoumi.
Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East
is a member of the organizing committee of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in New York from February 3 - 10. IAW is a weeklong series of events held concurrently in many cities around the world to raise awareness of Israel Apartheid and gather support for the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign called for by more than 170 Palestinian civil society organizations in July, 2005. Adalah-NY is holding two events during IAW, and we encourage people to attend events throughout the week.