Thursday, 18 October 2018

New Zealand BDS Activists Reject Israeli Fine - Epic Backfire

In a determination like something from Monty Pyton, two New Zealand activists have been given an order by an Israeli court to pay damages for writing an open letter that convinced singer Lorde to cancel her show in Tel Aviv.

"Our advice from New Zealand legal experts has been clear: Israel has no right to police the political opinions of people across the world," Jewish-New Zealander Justine Sachs and Palestinian-New Zealander Nadia Abu-Shanab said in a statement on Friday.

The activists had been ordered to pay damages of 45,000 Israeli new shekels (12,400 dollars) for causing mental harm to three Israeli teenagers who had purchased tickets to the concert."There are reciprocal treaties between Israel and various countries to enforce foreign judgments, and now after the verdict, we will go after their bank accounts until it is fully realized," Darshan-Leitner said in a statement. All of this has apparently backfired epically as the two activists to date have raised upwards of 
 NZ$38,627.00 , according to the website. This money will be used for Mental Health Support in Gaza. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please go HERE.

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