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Adalah-NY | 17 May 2009

Adalah-NY calls for protests during Cohen's tour of North American cities

Not in NYC? Organize a protest when [Leonard Cohen] performs in your town!

Cohen will be touring the US, Canada, and Europe before heading over to Israel. We can make sure his journey to Israel lacks the peace that Israel refuses to provide the Palestinians. Make some noise along his tour by organizing demonstrations at each of his concerts (tour dates and locations listed further below). You can even use our flyer (available at

or write us for the original if you'd like to make changes)!

This week marks the 61st anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.

For Palestinians, this is the Nakba, or catastrophe. The Nakba is not just a historical event, but an ongoing process. What began with the destruction of more than 530 Palestinian villages and the displacement of more than 800,000 Palestinians, continues today as ongoing occupation and oppression.

What can we do?

Palestinian civil society calls on ALL of us to boycott Israel until it recognizes the Palestinian people's inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with international law by ending occupation, ensuring full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and respecting and promoting Palestinian refugees' right to return to their homes. Leonard Cohen is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv on September 24, 2009 despite this boycott. Israel relies on performers like Leonard Cohen to whitewash its policies in the face of a growing worldwide movement to hold Israel accountable. By performing in Israel, Cohen is legitimizing the Nakba and 61 years of oppression of the Palestinian people.

Leonard Cohen Tour Dates:

May 19, 2009
8:00pm Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum

May 21, 2009
8:00pm Quebec City, Quebec Pavillon de la Jeunesse

May 22, 2009
7:30pm Kingston, Ontario K-Rock Centre

May 24, 2009
8:00pm London, Ontario John Labatt Centre

May 25, 2009
8:00pm Ottawa, Ontario National Arts Centre - Southam Hall

May 26, 2009
8:00pm Ottawa, Ontario National Arts Centre - Southam Hall

May 29, 2009
8:00pm Boston, Massachusetts Wang Theatre

May 30, 2009
8:00pm Boston, Massachusetts Wang Theatre

Jun 2, 2009
8:00pm Denver, Colorado Red Rocks Amphitheatre

For European tour dates, visit

Posted on 18-05-2009

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