On Tuesday, November 30, anti-Israel activists in New York City plan to demonstrate and call for boycotts of stores that sell Israeli products. Their target is Ricky's because it carries Ahava goods. Boycotters have been energetically lobbying other stores across the country to drop Israeli products, from local co-ops to Costco and Trader Joe's.
The pro-Israel, pro-peace community urges NYC residents to join a counter campaign. November 30 is BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day. StandWithUs and the America-Israel Chambers of Commerce calls on schools, college campuses, synagogues, community organizations, and individuals to designate Tuesday, November 30, as the day to actively Buy Israeli Goods. Go to local stores and request Israeli products, recommends StandWithUS. Whenever a boycott is called, StandWithus advises to respond by purchasing the very Israeli goods that are being targeted and let store managers know they should keep them well-stocked on the shelves.
The holiday season is fast approaching. When holiday shopping, choose presents from the vast array of Israeli-made items, from fine Israeli wines to Ahava beauty products, Israeli jewelry, shoes and clothing lines, and of course, food. Select Sabra or Tribe hummus, award-winning Israeli wines and Osem cookies to grace holiday party.
The very date, November 30th, should encourage local Israel supporters, says StandWithUs. It comes the day after the 53rd anniversary of the UN Partition Resolution when the effort, against all odds, to restore the Jewish State was endorsed and recognized by the international community. It also comes just as Hanukkah is approaching when Jews celebrate the Maccabees who also restored Jewish independence, and who were a few who triumphed over the many, says StandWithUS
Shop with friends, and take pictures or videos of yourself purchasing Israeli products, and send them to StandWithUs. Make fun entries for youtube, make them positive, fun, and humorous. Email photos or links to videos to email@example.com.
Visit www.BuyIsraelGoods.org --- The website includes a locator so that you can find stores in your area that carry Israeli products. The BIG campaign is a partnership between StandWithUs and the America-Israel Chambers of Commerce and like-minded organizations.