Consumer Boycott

"BDS on Broadway" visits Max Brenner, March 08, 2014
"BDS on Broadway: An Anti-Apartheid Musical Walking Tour" visits Max Brenner, March 08, 2014

Press Release


New York, NY - After receiving over 30,000 views in just two days, a video of New York human rights activists commemorating Palestinian Land Day by calling on Americans to boycott Israel was taken down on the evening of April 1st by YouTube. Today, Adalah-NY posted a silent version of the video on YouTube. In the video, originally posted on March 30, more than 30 dancers accompanied by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra surprised crowds at New York's bustling Grand Central Terminal with an unannounced song and dance.

Reposted silent flash mob video:

The flash mob started with a handful of people and within a minute saw dozens more singing and dancing to a parody of the tune of "Don't Stop Believin’" by Journey. "Don't stop boycottin'," they sang, "Think when you're shopping." They called out companies benefiting from Israeli occupation, and celebrated Roger Waters, Gil Scott Heron, and Elvis Costello, who are among the many artists to have heeded the Palestinian civil society call to boycott Israel until it complies with international law.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

New York, NY – In a joyful celebration of the Palestinian peaceful and creative grassroots resistance, 40 New York human rights activists conducted a musical walking tour of businesses complicit in Israeli Apartheid in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The “Off-Off-Broadway BDS Tour” was part of the international commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Palestinian United Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

“This year we mark five years of hard and fruitful work to achieve peace and equality for all in Palestine-Israel. We are inspired by the growing global boycott movement and with the recent campaigns that range from dockworkers in San Francisco, campaigns in Norway, Sweden, Turkey and India refusing to unload ships to cultural figures like Elvis Costello refusing to perform in Israel,” said Ryvka Zohar of Adalah-NY.



A Musical Boycott Tour of Israeli Businesses & Products


When: NEW DAY & TIME!! Sunday, July 11th, start gathering at 11:30am. Tour starts promptly at noon

Where: Gather at the NW corner of Houston & MacDougal, then head to Aroma Espresso Bar (145 Greene St--Corner of Houston & Greene)


Please join us on Sunday, July 11 at noon for a spirited tour of boycott targets with Adalah-NY. We will sing and dance on parade and at selected stores that sell Israeli apartheid chocolate, coffee, telecommunications, and beauty supplies. Along with reprising our hit choreographies and parodies, we’ll introduce new numbers and enlist your participation. Don’t miss this celebration of five years of the Palestinian civil society boycott call.

Press Release

New York, NY  – As the MV Rachel Corrie, the second half of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, was towed into the Israeli port of Ashdod after another attempt to break Israel's siege on Gaza, 100 New Yorkers marched through the streets of Manhattan, south of Union Square. Heeding the Palestinian civil society call for intensifying boycott and sanctions against Israel in the wake of this week's Freedom Flotilla massacre,the marchers chanted, sang songs and performed poetry outside three locations targeted for boycott.