NZ activists Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs. Sachs will speak at Huwaida Arraf’s talk 7pm Weds 21 March, Science Building Auckland University.
Israel lawfare group tries to intimidate activists
An Israeli lawfare group tied to the Mossad, Israel’s deadly spy agency, announced in January it was suing two activists in New Zealand who encouraged pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Tel Aviv scheduled for June.
However, the activists, Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab, told The Electronic Intifada Podcast that they have not received any official notice that they are being sued.
Since Sachs and Abu-Shanab are in New Zealand, and were exercising their free speech rights there, it is difficult to see how any Israeli judgment could be enforced.
Lorde, also from New Zealand, had called the cancellation of her gig “the right decision.”
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