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Lev Leviev Group

Headquarters in Israel & Occupied Palestinian Territories

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9 September 2008

The wrong message to Israel

Author: Abe Hayeem, The Guardian [UK]

...the decision by the British government to rent space for our new embassy in Tel Aviv from the Africa-Israel...company chaired by businessman Lev Leviev sends precisely the wrong message. Leviev...who recently became a UK resident, is also a major...

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10 October 2008
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16 October 2008

Uprising in Angola targets Leviev diamond mining company

Author: Adalah-NY

Though unreported in english media, portuguese-language reports from Angola document that a rebellion last week against diamond mining companies in the Cuango municipality in northeast Angola was repressed brutally by mining companies’ private...

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19 October 2008

Leviev denies Angola brutality reports [requires subscription]

Author: Yossi Nissan, Globes [Israel]

Lev Leviev Group has a stake in the Luminas diamond mine in Angola [and has denied all involvement in recent riots and repression]

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4 December 2008

"I was beaten until I fainted. When I return to consciousness it was dark. The next day I crawled back." Testimonies from the mine in which Leviev is a partner [Angola]

Author: Itai Ro, Globes (Israel’s Business Arena) [Article translated from Hebrew for Adalah-NY by Rann Bar-on]

Deloy Mpemba lives in Luremo...Nearby is mine operated by...Luminas - a partnership between Leviev, the Angola National Diamond Industry and a local retired general...Locals, who search for diamonds to avoid starvation are designated 'pirate miners'....

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25 January 2009

Guilt-free diamonds: Beyond blood to human rights

Author: Matt Kennard, Comment Factory

Since last year activists outside [Lev Leviev's] New York City store, and most recently at his London branch, have picketed against the owner, Lev Leviev...His mining practices in Angola...have involved, they assert, the use of agencies that violate...

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4 March 2009

U.K. embassy nixes move to offices of company behind West Bank construction

Author: Barak Ravid, Haaretz [Israel]

The British embassy in Tel Aviv has stopped negotiations to lease a floor in Africa-Israel's Kirya Tower because of the company's role in West Bank settlement construction. Africa-Israel is owned by Lev Leviev...After the planned move was publicized.....

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4 March 2009

UK's Tel Aviv embassy decides against move to new offices owned by Africa-Israel (part of Lev Leviev) due to firm's role in West Bank settlement construction

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20 August 2009

BlackRock divests from Africa-Israel allegedly due to firm's involvement in West Bank settlement construction

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20 August 2009

BlackRock Divests from the West Bank

Author: Erik Hagen, Norwatch

The British bank BlackRock has divested from Lev Leviev settlement projects on West Bank. The divestment follows pressure by three Norwegian banks marketing BlackRock funds...the British Embassy in Tel Aviv...[refrained from] occupying a building...

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