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Oprah Winfrey Rejects Lev Leviev and Israel Boycott NGO

Aug 5, 2015 3:21 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Executives at O, the Oprah Winfrey magazine, refused on Monday to receive a small group of activists accusing Israeli diamantaire Lev Leviev of involvement in human rights abuses in the Middle East and Africa.

Representative and activists affiliated with Adalah-NY, an advocacy group focused on boycotting Israel and Israeli products, sought to meet O executives at the magazine's headquarters at the Hearst Corporation in Manhattan.

The non-profit group said that they chose to focus on Winfrey after she wore Leviev's diamonds on the cover of the May 2015, 15-year anniversary issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.

Adalah-NY said in a statement that it had sought to deliver to O executives a letter signed by 5,600 people calling on Winfrey to publicly distance herself from companies owned by Leviev. However, executives from O apparently told the Hearst Corporation mailroom and staff to refuse to accept the letter, which included allegations that Leviev’s companies’ were connected to human rights abuses in Angola and the Palestinian territories.
Tags: Adalah-NY, Angola, Lev Leviev, o, Oprah Winfrey, Palestinian, Rapaport News
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