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    Activists Defy Israeli Court’s Fine Over Canceled Lorde Show

    Two New Zealanders were ordered to pay over $7,000 for causing mental harm to teenage Israeli ticket-holders over a canceled concert. Activists Justine Sachs, who’s Jewish, and Nadia Abu-Shanab, who’s Palestinian, wrote to the Royals singer, convincing her to call off a Tel Aviv show. It’s the first use of an Israeli law that allows civil penalties against anyone advocating boycotts or divestments against the Jewish state. Sachs and Abu-Shanab have refused to pay and instead have raised over $13,000 for the Gaza Mental Health Foundation.

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