Media accounts report that an October fundraiser at Leviev’s New York diamond store, and a portion of the sales of Leviev products in November will benefit the New York City anti-hunger organization City Harvest. Past articles in Business Week and Women’s Wear Daily reported on other Leviev fundraisers for City Harvest.
Leviev’s companies have a well-documented history of building Israeli settlements on the land of West Bank Palestinian villages like Jayyous and Bil’in, and of involvement in unethical business practices and human rights abuses in the diamond industry in Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Due to this abysmal human rights record, UNICEF, Oxfam America and CARE, and the governments of Norway and the United Kingdom have all publicly disavowed any relationship with Leviev.
A coalition of social justice groups are telling City Harvest to Say No to Leviev’s Abuses!