Boycott Hewlett-Packard and Leviev: Anti-Apartheid Caroling

Press Release

New York, NY – Fifty human rights advocates with Adalah-NY and affiliated groups outshined the jewelry of Leviev Diamonds Friday night in Manhattan. Boycott advocates arrived to find Leviev Diamonds had closed for the organization’s protest for the fourth time in a row, all during the year’s biggest shopping periods. This year Adalah-NY scheduled the 10th annual holiday caroling protest against the companies of Israeli settlement-builder Lev Leviev to coincide with the Global Week of Action targeting Hewlett-Packard (HP). After caroling at Leviev, protesters marched to a nearby Staples store selling HP products for the second half of the demonstration.

Protesters, many wearing Santa hats, sang holiday carol tuned parodies calling for boycott of the two Israeli apartheid-profiting companies. They dazzled Manhattan’s Upper East Side with cheerful, anti-Apartheid holiday greetings and Palestine-solidarity messages, to the sounds of music and jingle bells.

On December 2nd join Adalah-NY as we protest two leading purveyors of Israeli apartheid: blood diamond mogul/settlement builder Lev Leviev and occupation technology leader Hewlett-Packard (HP). 

HP plays an essential role in violations of Palestinian human rights. Among its key illegal business ventures, it holds contracts in the illegal settlements in the West Bank and provides

  • technology for Israel’s checkpoint system
  • security for Israel’s incarceration of Palestinian civilians, including children
  • the ID cards that enable discrimination in housing, employment, healthcare, education and policing
  • IT infrastructure for the Israeli Navy’s siege on Gaza

The International Boycott HP Network and the Palestinian BDS National Committee ( have called for an international week of action against HP over its role in Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. The week of action will take place November 25 – December 3.

HP maintains Leviev’s illegal settler colonies. The world says NO.

Join us on Friday December 2 for anti-apartheid holiday caroling and more. The protest will begin at 5 PM at Leviev Diamonds, 700 Madison Ave. (between E. 62 and 63 Sts.). After caroling there, we'll march to a nearby store where HP products are sold.

Event Location: 

Leviev NYC
700 Madison Ave Between 62nd and 63rd Sts
New York , NY

Event Date: 

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm


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