Shop-a-fada

Fight back by shopping Blue & White.


Attempts to weaken Israel takes many forms – terror, UN resolutions, media bias. But one of the most pervasive campaigns is the BDS movement – Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions.

It's a bit of a throwback to the decades-old Arab economic boycott. McDonald's arches and the Pepsi challenge were conspicuously absent from the Israeli landscape until the boycott began waning in the late 1980s.

Today, the BDS movement has picked up the ball, with a boycott that targets not only Israeli-made products, but also companies conducting business with Israel.

Journalists get directly into the act as well. In 2007, as a protest against Israeli policies, Britain's National Union of Journalists voted to boycott all Israeli goods. Political arguments aside, is there any greater declaration of media bias than a journalists' organization taking on the role of political activists?

To counter the BDS activities, a new initiative has now been launched. Called Shop-A-Fada, it is designed to give a significant push to the online purchase of Israeli-manufactured products. Jerusalem PR guru Charley Levine coined the tongue-in-cheek name to counter the Palestinian Intifada, as if to say that "two can play this game."

Arik Barel, CEO of JudaicaWebStore.com who developed Shop-A-Fada, said the economic toll exacted on Israel by the BDS movement is "by no means negligible, and we wanted to respond on behalf of the business community before the damage is irreversible.”

For the next month, five percent of all sales will be donated to American Friends of Magen David Adom.

Tal Brody, a great sportsman and defender of Israel, is chairman of this new global effort. Spread the word and check it out at www.shop-a-fada.com.

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Comments (10)

(9) david lewis, September 12, 2012 9:12 PM

support Israel

I love and will always support Israel shop a fara is the ticket for me.

(8) Hana, June 6, 2012 6:30 PM

For Moms with babies

There are several products that we can support: do you know that one of the best baby bottle (BPA free) is Israeli? Check Born free products!

(7) Tammy Wellman, June 1, 2012 4:03 PM

Doing my part

Thank-You for telling us about this project to buy Israeli-made products. I have purchased from some of the company's that are recommended and will continue to do so. I love you Israel and all the Jewish people. XOXOXO ; )

(6) Elsie Dudovitz, May 31, 2012 4:24 AM

Great idea......how do we get a list of these companies so that we can patronize them?

We must support Israel in every way we can and buying their products is great. This website should tell us where and what we can buy to help us choose how we can help.

Gregory landenburg, May 31, 2012 4:51 PM

Google "Judaica"

This will give you a list of many fine purveyors of Israeli=made products and from those sites you can go further. Shop-a-fada!

(5) Anonymous, May 30, 2012 3:52 PM

Let us know what companies boycots Israel and well protest or shop with their competors.

(4) Anonymous, May 30, 2012 5:00 AM

Are there companies that specifically do not invest in Israel? I can try to shop for Israeli products- and try not to patronize companies that boycott Israel. While I know it was not the intent of boycottisrael to be helpful to the Israeli cause, they do have a convenient listing of Israeli companies and non-Israeli companies that are supportive of Israel. I can try to patronize them!

(3) Peter Froehlich, May 29, 2012 4:27 PM

good things from Israel

I bought from Judean Web Store the program Davka Writer, to be able to write hebrew for better learning, and a big israeli flag. My wife and i have mounted it about our beds. At night when its dark, the star shines a little bit so we are feeling like we were in Israel

(2) Anonymous, May 29, 2012 2:06 PM

Major Companies

All of us who would like to buy Israeli products could be helped by list of other than the usual itesm we all know about. For example, when remodeling my interior, I bought five Hamat faucets...they are costly,buy them on the net, for my bathrooms. Hollandia Beds, very expensive also, is an Israeli company as well, I think. Let;s stop with Judaica and tinkets and go for higher ticket items when possible. Today;s economy doesn;t make this easy, but at least having a list of companies to work from, readily available on the net might help. For the record, I've no financial interest in either company. Also, having a list of companies that avoid doing business in Israel, for reasons other than purely that it would not be profitable, rather than Arab pressure, would be a great working reference.

(1) Mindy Weinstein, May 29, 2012 1:39 PM

Israeli science and technology is the best in the world. Why buy second best?

The Volcani Agricultural Institute rediscovered an ancient form of sage, known for its healing properties throughout the ancient world. Its Omega-3 from salvia sclarea sage works so much better than fish oil, it is just amazing what we have seen it do. The company is called Marvalous. Check it out.

 

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