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21 December 2013

Kimberley’s Illicit Process

Author: Khadija Sharife & John Grobler, World Policy Journal

Omega’s illegal diamond trade linked countries in central Africa to Omega subsidiaries in Dubai and...Antwerp...Omega would purchase diamonds of questionable origin for little to no money in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe. They...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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19 June 2008

UNICEF Rejects Support From Israeli Billionaire Known for Constructing Settlements on Palestinian Lands

Author: Adalah-NY, The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East

A senior advisor to UNICEF’s Director said in a letter today that UNICEF will reject all partnerships with, or financial support from...Lev Leviev...Leviev’s past support for UNICEF is featured in a number of places on his company’s website...UNICEF’s...

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19 June 2008

[PDF] [UNICEF letter to Adalah-NY]

Author: UNICEF

Yesterday we confirmed that UNICEF has concluded that it will not consider partnerships - direct or indirect - with Mr. Lev Leviev or any of his corporate entities, and will not accept financial or other support that we know is from him or his...

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30 April 2008

Israeli jeweller has no trade licence to open shop in Dubai

Author: Abbas Al Lawati, Gulf News

No trade licence has been granted to open Israeli jewellery store Leviev in Dubai contrary to claims by Leviev and its agent in Dubai, said a top official at the Department of Economic Development...Lev, an Uzbek-Israeli, is accused of profiteering...

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