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BUYING ISRAELI PRODUCTS

Support Israel

 One of the many ways to support Israel is buying Israeli products. You can do so by purchasing items from Israeli stores online, by buying Israeli-made products in American stores, or by buying Israeli products directly from their American-based vendors. 

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By looking for Israeli products and buying them whenever possible, you are contributing to the Israeli economy and the people of Israel. Let your feelings be known to managers when making these purchases, and thank them for continuing to offer Israeli products.

Check the Bar Code

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Every bar coded product in the market contains its country code included in barcode digits. The first 3 digits from the LEFT of any Israeli product will be “729”. A bar code starting with “729” indicates that this product is produced in Israel from the Israeli Bar Code Association – EAN Israel.

Download the App

You can also download the Buycott app to help you fund causes you support, such as Israel. This app will look up the product, determine what brand it belongs to, and figure out what company owns that brand (and who owns that company, ad infinitum). It will then cross-check the product owners against the companies and brands included in the campaigns you've joined, in order to tell you if the scanned product supports one of your campaign commitments.

Buy from Israeli Companies

An easy way to support Israel is by choosing products from brands that play a significant role in enhancing Israel's economy. Select this link to view brands that are either Israeli companies that are responsible for large precentages of Israel's exports or that are international companies which hold high shares in Israeli companies. 

Local Stores that carry Israeli art and Judaica 

Online Sources

While we do not endorse any specific vendors, we would like to suggest that you consider some of the following options for local and online shopping especially during your holiday shopping, to supporting Israel and its economy.   

Additional resources for finding Israeli products:
  • BuyIsraelGoods.org: A consumer guide for the retail purchase of Israeli products, developed by the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Chicago
  • Israeli Products: Clothing and accessories; food; toys, gifts, art and Judaica; books, music and software; housewares
  • Shop In Israel:  Links to a wide range of Israeli retailers and products
  • The Jerusalem Post Store: Selling art, music, clothing, beauty products and more
  • Israel Gift StoreSelling products designed and crafted in Israel
  • Shop Israel: An online database to shop for Israeli products 
Local shops carrying Israeli art and Judaica:
  • Elli-Chai’s One Stop Judaica Shop
    1319 Lamberton Dr.,Silver Spring, MD 20902
    301-933-1800
  • Israeli Accents
    4838 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD
    301-231-7999 or 800-420-9610
  • Check your local synagogue gift shop for their selection of Israeli products


ONLINE OPTIONS:

Art:

Books/Educational:
Cosmetics and Soaps:
  • Ahava: Beauty products for the face and body enriched with Dead Sea minerals
  • Kindron Soap: Artisanal soaps made with Israeli milk and natural honey, handmade in Israel

Clothing and sports:

  • Kosher Causual: Fashion basics for school, work, dress, play, working out, and life. 
  • Naot Shoes: Healthful, comfortable, and fashionable footwear

Food and Wine:

Flowers:

Judaica:

Jewlery:
Military:
Music:
Silver:
Other:
  • El AlThe national Israel Airlines, and a prestigious international carrier
  • Plant trees in Israel through the Jewish National Fund
  • Israel Bonds: Support Israel while meeting personal investment goals, including preservation of capital, retirement planning, charitable giving & portfolio diversification

COMPANIES TO SUPPORT:

FOOD AND DRINK

strause.jpg Straus: Israel’s second largest food company with brands including Sabra (hummus dips) and Max Brenner (chocolate cafes)
danone.jpg Danone: Owns a 20% share of Israel’s second largest food company, the Strauss Group, and received the Jubilee Award  from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in 1998 (recognizes those organizations that, through their investments and  trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy).
tivall.jpg Tivall: Israeli company that is a world leading supplier of meat-substitute products.
osem.jpg Osem: Israel’s 4th largest food & beverages company after Tnuva, Strauss and Coca-Cola. Its brands include Beit Hashitah (pickles), Of Tov (frozen meat products), Habait (ready made cakes) and Sabra Salads (ready-made salads and spreads).
nestle.jpg Nestle: Owns 53.8% share of leading Israeli food manufacturer Osem, an investment worth over $850 million, has 9 factories in Israel, as well as received the Jubilee Award by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
cocacola.jpg Coca Cola: Support of Israel over the last 40 years has been un-wavering from funding the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Awards, honored Israeli war heroes, sponsored the JCC Maccabi Games, and sponsored young children to visit Israeli military bases.
eden.jpg Eden: Israeli water and coffee company coming from a spring in the Golan Heights.
sodastream.jpg Sodastream: Israeli company manufacturing and distributing home carbonating devices and flavorings for soft drinks.

 

FRESH PRODUCE

mehadrin.png Mehadrin Tnuport Export (MTEX): Israel’s biggest agricultural exporter. Brands include Jaffa (citrus) and Miriam Shoham Ltd (mangoes and pomegranates).
carmel.jpg Carmel Agrexco: Previously responsible for about 60-70% of all Israel’s agricultural exports until recently
dateshad.jpg Hadiklaim: Israeli Date Growers Cooperative including brand King Solomon Dates and Jordan River.

 

 

Some other Israeli Produce brands include: Edom (peppers, tomatoes and mangoes) Carmy (sweet potatoes) AdaFresh (herbs) Arava (peppers, tomatoes and herbs) Tali (grapes)

PRODUCTS

ahava.jpg Ahava: An Israeli company producing Dead Sea Spa Treatments from the mineral-rich mud found in the Dead Sea.
loreal.jpg L’Oreal: A cosmetics company recognized for its investments in Israel.  L’Oreal was given the Jubilee Award by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for strengthening the Israeli economy.
naot.jpg Naot: Israel’s leading manufacturer and exporter of shoes.