created at: 2010-12-08

Code Pink is organizing a boycott of Israeli products at Lord & Taylor (760 Boylston St, Boston, MA) this Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, 1:00 – 2:00 pm. The boycott is aimed at Ahava products.

Please join AJC Boston for a BUYCOTT.

Hurry down to Lord & Taylor at any point this week or meet up with AJC Boston TOMORROW, Thursday, December 9th at 1:00 p.m. to buy as many Ahava products as you can – it’s great for gifts! Please let us know if you plan to join us by emailing

“Our collective response to the haters of Israel is to shop,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris, who led a large Buycott group to Ricky’s, a store in New York’s Union Square, last week. Major retailers across the country have been subjected to protests by the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement.

“Hanukkah, when we celebrate our freedom as Jews, is the perfect time to show our support for Israel by purchasing Israeli products,” said Harris.  “We need to speak out and act. Shopping for Israel is the right thing to do.”

“By the way, I can’t help but wonder if the anti-Israel boycotters, for consistency’s sake, also ensure before using their computers and cell phones, or seeking life-saving medical care, that there are no Israeli products or innovations involved,” Harris said.

Hundreds of AJC activists across the country, including in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle, among other locations, continue to organize groups to visit Costco, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and other stores to buy Israeli products.

“This is a dynamic demonstration of solidarity with Israel,” said Harris. “But this is not a one-day event. Our commitment to buy from Israel is ongoing, as part of our global effort to mobilize support and understanding for the Jewish state.”

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