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Saturday, December 29, 2007

 

Campaign Against Conflict Diamond Mogul Continues


The campaign against Lev Leviev's "conflict" diamonds garners publicity in the New York Post and two Palestinian activists, Mohammed Khatib for Bil’in’s Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements and Sharif Omar for Jayyous’ Land Defense Committee have appealed to Susan Sarandon, who showed up for Leviev's opening for the New York store, to reconsider her support for the man engaged in the international crime of building Jews-only settlements on occupied Palestinian land.


Khatib's appeal to Sarandon included the following:


"The olive is a symbol of our land and of the Palestinian people. We are connected to the land. We were born in Bil'in like our fathers and grandfathers and their fathers. We belong here. Our mothers took us to harvest olives before we could speak. We remember playing under the olive trees which have since been uprooted by Israeli settlers who have come to live here. There is now a huge and growing settlement called Modi’in Illit where we played as children. It is hard for us to understand that our children cannot play in the same places where we played."


And those in the New York City area are encouraged to join Adalah's Encore Holiday Performance today:


Let's keep the pressure on!

Join us for an Encore Holiday Performance

at LEVIEV New York on Saturday, December 29, from1:00 - 3:00 PM

700 Madison Avenue between 62nd and 63rd

Join Adalah-NY and the Palestine Liberation Singing Troupe for nondenominational holiday caroling outside of Israeli diamond and settlement mogul Lev Leviev's NYC storefront. The tunes are familiar, but the words have been tweaked to highlight the destruction of communities that Leviev sponsors in Palestine , New York and Africa , and the profits Leviev makes from human rights abuses.

For more information and the flyer: http://www.mideastjustice.org/ or http://compose/?To=JusticeME@gmail.com
Boycott Leviev!

Watch Videos from the December 22 protest against Leviev's settlements

"Leviev the Rich Man Jeweler" (to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer )
http://www.mideastjustice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=125&Itemid=54

"Leviev Leviev" (to Jingle Bells)
http://www.mideastjustice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=124&Itemid=54

"Wein a Ramallah"
http://www.mideastjustice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=126&Itemid=54

"Stealing Lots O' Palestinian Land " (to Walking in a Winter Wonderland)
http://www.mideastjustice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=113&Itemid=54

"Leviev the Red-faced Magnate" (to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
http://www.mideastjustice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=122&Itemid=54

"Just Say No" (to Let it Snow)
http://www.mideastjustice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121&Itemid=54





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