14 Oct 2018

Nadia Abu-Shanab: Israel activists won't pay fine

From Sunday Morning, 7:18 am on 14 October 2018

The two New Zealand activists being sued by an Israeli court for almost $19,000 are confident the ruling will not be enforced. Justine Sachs, a Jewish New Zealander, and Nadia Abu-Shanab, from a Palestinian family, wrote an open letter to popstar Lorde last year through The Spinoff website, asking Lorde to join the artistic boycott of Israel known as the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), a global pressure campaign. Lorde went on to cancel the concert. The Israeli Court says it's suing for the "mental harm" suffered by three teens who missed out on the concert. Nadia Abu-Shanab explains.