Take a shopping spree online and support Israeli and Jewish businesses in Israel and across the world. This is the best way to help secure a future of hope and peace. We list many businesses in our own forum and all are waiting to hear from you. Your supermarket often imports fresh Israeli products such as dates, oranges, kumquats and often nuts, and don't forget to head to the Kosher supermarkets for a wider selection (usually found in larger cities). Look for Israeli wines too, Barkan and Yarden are great labels to try and can be bought online or from speciality vintners. You could even suggest to your local retailers to try specific products and brands. Another great way to support products from Israel is via Lev Haolam, this organisation helps to distribute Israeli products from small local businesses within the region of Judaea Samaria to the world.
What better way to support Israel than to donate to a charitable cause helping people in need. There are numerous causes helping the elderly, Holocaust survivors, the homeless, animals in need and their welfare and of course our brave boys and girls of the IDF and IAF. We have listed a few of these important charities on our site for your guidance but there are many from which to choose from and YOUR support can make a big difference.
To holiday in Israel means year round sunshine, great beaches, fascinating history, warm hospitality, amazing food and a whole new and exciting world waiting to be discovered. What is even better is the fact that your precious dollars go towards supporting the Israeli economy. Flights are plentiful and Israel can now easily be accessed by numerous low cost carriers from several European departure points flying to Tel Aviv and Eilat/Ovda. Check out flights online or speak to your travel agent. Visiting Israel can be a very moving experience for many people and can often create a great sense of connection.
The internet has become a great resource for good as well as bad. There is some great information out there about Israel that really helps to familiarise yourself with the current issues and how Israel has become a powerhouse in several ways that not only benefit the State of Israel but the greater world. How about some great reading material to start: The Case For Israel by Alan Dershowitz is a great read and really sets straight a number of longstanding arguments.
Having a balanced view about anything is often hard especially when seeking this out in the jungle known as the free press. However being able to criticise yourself when needed as well as being able to serve praise is what separates the bad media from the good. Try subscribing to www.jpost.com or www.timesofisrael.com
Over the last few years numerous pro Israel forums, groups and pages have emerged, all highlighting the wonders of Israel and fighting its corner. Why not join a few and become a part of the greater collective? Your voice and contribution could make a big difference and certainly helps to empower our presence online as the numbers grow. Remember the silent majority often have to be more pro active than the vocal minority is how it usually works, so whilst we know you're out there, its reassuring to know you are actively getting involved. Some sites include: Behind The News - Stand With Israel / World Israel News / Stand With Us
Random positive soundbites really can make a difference when thrown into a conversation with friends and colleagues. People don't like to be be preached at but subtle facts now and then really do have a positive impact. For this reason its always best to be fully informed about history and facts to be able to quash any counter arguments with what is essentially nothing more than the truth!
Have you ever noticed how some media reports and even whole networks twist the message to suite their own political agenda? In this day of social media and digital press, the news can have a powerful influence on public opinion, no matter if it is the truth or a lie! If and when you discover a piece of media bias, contact the news agency and complain. Keep your remarks concise and respectful at all times and the channel will be forced to record the complaint. Remember there is power in the greater collective so rather than getting angry, put the anger to good use and complain about it.
Ever thought about buying stocks and shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange? Israel is now a global leader in many fields and one of the most successful start up nations so there are numerous opportunities for small and large investments. checkout www.israelbonds.com
This is one of the best films you could recommend to anyone to see if they really want to see how modern day Israel contributes and benefits to the world today. It is told in a youthful manner that is sure to excite a younger audience and engage them in the films content. This is in itself is a key factor and is bound to make any sceptics view Israel in a totally different and very positive light. If you have not seen it, make a point of doing so, you won't regret it. Check out the official trailer https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UZI5TFyf2kA
"Israel against live shipments" is an organization whose goal is to stop the transports of animals for slaughter to Israel.
The organization consists of animal liberation activists and the general public. During the years they have been in operation they made sure to work with all organizations in Israel and from the origin of the calves and lambs. They work in a variety of ways, as permitted within the parameters of the law.
Among their other ongoing activities are: protests, representations, petitions, documentation, lobbying and more.Thye always need help and support and are waiting to hear from you!
What are live shipments?
"Live shipments" is the accepted term for a cruel practice in which animals bred for the meat industry are transported, while still alive, by ships or planes from far-off countries to be slaughtered in Israel.
During the journeys, which may last for many weeks at sea, the animals – mostly lambs and calves – are exposed to extreme violence, disease and even death.
In addition to severe injury to the animals themselves, reports in Israel and elsewhere have shown that live shipments pose a health threat to the environment in Israel and the people and animals living there,
Direct harm to the victims of the live shipments themselves includes the following:
1. Brutalization of the animals during unloading: Since the animals arriving in the shipments are young, confused and exhausted from the journey, the workers often beat them to speed them up when moving them from the ship to the trucks, from the truck to the quarantine facilities, etc.). Our records show that in almost every encounter between workers and animals, violence is used against animals, whether using hands, feet, iron clubs, spikes, or electric prods, and body organs are deliberately crushed.
2. Mortality during and after the journey: Since our organization was founded, we have received many reports of carcasses of calves and lambs in the Mediterranean and on its shores, after they were dumped from the ships. In addition, in our frequent visits to the quarantine facilities to which animals are brought upon arrival in Israel and in the feedlots, where the animals are sent after the quarantine period, carcasses of calves and lambs are regularly documented. Reports that the Ministry of Agriculture has been forced to publish indicate that hundreds of animals die every year, and we know for sure that the published figures are lower than the actual mortality rates.
Help Gail who relentlessly cares fo the many street cats in need of vital support and sanctuary. Gail cares for over 250 cats and the numbers keep growing. Your support is essential for their ongoing well being. Chachi's Haven is a small charity based in Telmond and every donation matters. See the official Facebook page.
One of Israel's leading animal charities that truly has the ability to influence and bring about change in all aspects of animal welfare from neutering to Live Export trade. Let the Animals Live will always be there for an animal in need and rely on donations to carry out their essential work. . Follow the link to their official website.
Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land is a British registered charity that cares for working, abandoned and abused donkeys throughout Israel. The charity is now home to around 250 donkeys of all ages and your donations are crucial to help maintain the amazing sanctuary that keeps these beautiful animals safe. Visit the official website.
Anonymous for Animal Rights (est. 1994) is the leading organization promoting farm animal rights and welfare in Israel. They use innovative approaches and strategies to change the harsh reality of animals suffering n Israel, and worldwide. Anonymous are only funded by your donations, You can make a difference.
The charity:Next Generations of Holocaust and Heroism organization has set up a goal to meet theneeds of second and third generations to Holocaust survivors in Israel and around the world to strengthen their ties to their family and community roots and fighting anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. It is an exceptional umbrella organization of all sons, daughters and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who were "there". They all feel an obligation to tell the stories of their perishing parents' generation; the stories of their communities which many cease to exist; and the story of their route to Israel where they build their new life and new families.
Yad LaKashish is a non-profit organization empowering and supporting nearly 300 elderly Jerusalem residents on a daily basis by providing them with creative work opportunities in our artistic workshops. Founded in 1962, Yad LaKashish provides stimulating work opportunities, a warm community environment, and invaluable support services for hundreds of needy elderly from Jerusalem, many of whom are physically challenged. They are all part of Israel`s lowest socio-economic sector. Yad LaKashish strives to understand and meet the needs of this unique, aging population. You can get involved in a number of ways, check out their website to view their wonderful work.
“You are not alone”. This is the motto at the Hospice of the Upper Galilee, & those are the first words said when meeting those suffering from incurable conditions. The Hospice provides free care in the patient’s home, with services including relief of symptoms and support for the patient & their family, all while improving the patient’s quality of life by helping them deal with the many problems associated with incurable illnesses. When conventional medicine can no longer provide a solution to a patient’s illness, it becomes clear that our lives are transient. See Official Website for further details.
Established in 1953, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is Israel's leading environmental non-profit organization. For over 60 years SPNI has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel's natural resources, environment, natural assets and unique landscape. The work carried out by SPNI now will determine what the land of Israel will look like for generations to come. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) works to protect the open spaces and preserve the biodiversity of the land of Israel through environmental activism, education and eco-tourism. Visit the Official Website for further information.