Buycott Against the anti-Israel Boycott

URGENT NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

As some of you may know, there is an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) conference taking place in Montreal this weekend (22nd-24th).

After consulting with various Israel-related activists and academics in the city, we have determined that a BUYCOTT will be organized this weekend.

The Israeli Consulate in Montreal recommends that we focus on Israeli wines and Ahava products. People should go to buy these products between the 22nd and the 24th (this weekend) at their own leisure.

Please disseminate this information to your mailing lists and post it to social media. We need your help, so please include this in the upcoming mail-outs of your organization.

Check out www.buyisraelgoods.org to find the closet place to you to BUYCOTT. Please ensure in your dissemination that, when people buy a product, that they send an email to Zach Paikin: zpaikin@hasbarafellowships.org so that we can keep track of how many purchases have been made.

This is focusing on the Montreal region, but isn’t limited to Montreal.

B’shalom

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Shalit negotiations resumed, Netanyahu says

Shalit negotiations resumed, Netanyahu says

Source: JTA, 10-17-10

Negotiations to release captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit from Hamas have resumed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu on Sunday said that Israel has “renewed contact with the German mediator” in order to free Shalit, who is being held in the Gaza Strip.

Shalit was captured in a cross-border raid in June 2006.

Shalit’s grandfather, Zvi Shalit, told Israel Radio Sunday that he did not see any evidence that negotiations had been renewed. He said Netanyahu “is killing” his grandson if the Israeli leader does not bring about his release.

“I don’t know why the prime minister doesn’t make the phone call that would bring Gilad home,” Zvi Shalit said, adding that “Hamas has a very limited demand and it has not changed over the years. The list is known.”

Hamas has demanded the release of 1,000 Palestinians in Israeli jails, including some directly responsible for the deaths of Israelis.

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