2 Feb 2018

Lorde's Israel scrap: NZ activists surprised at suing

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 2 February 2018

Two New Zealand activists who urged Lorde to cancel her concerts in Israel says they were surprised when they were told an Israeli legal group was suing them.

New Zealand singer Lorde.

New Zealand singer Lorde. Photo: AFP / Yomiuri

Yesterday, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner  from the Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Centre's told us her group was suing the pair on behalf of three Israeli fans of the New Zealand singer.

Nadia Abu-Shanab is a teacher, unionist, and Palestine activist. Justine Sachs is a Jewish freelance writer, grad student and the co-founded of Dayenu: New Zealand Jews Against Occupation. They tell Guyon Espiner of their surprise at the lawsuit.