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18 June 2019 - 16 Sivan 5779 - ט"ז סיון ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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New Zealand activists fined over cancelled Lorde concert E-mail

An Israeli court last month ordered two New Zealand women to pay over US$12,000 in damages for allegedly helping to persuade the pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Tel Aviv in June this year.

The suit was filed under a law that allows civil suits against anyone who calls for a boycott against Israel. The ruling is believed to be the first time the 2011 law has been applied, The Associated Press reported. The two New Zealanders, Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab, had appealed to the singer in an open letter to “join the artistic boycott of Israel” and cancel her performance. Lorde acknowledged the letter and cancelled her show last December.

Three teenage ticketholders in Israel filed the suit, claiming the cancellation had caused emotional distress. Their lawyer, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of the Shurat HaDin advocacy group, said the decision sends a message that “no one can boycott Israel without paying for it”.

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