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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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Published: May 26, 2012


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Visitor 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!

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