In the 19th century, industry in what became the State of Israel consisted mainly of small workshops that made farm implements. Today, the country manufactures everything from drugs to lasers to shoes, and the closest thing to farm implements are complex drip irrigation systems....
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January 14, 2011 | 10:10 am
Jewish groups are satisfied that a decision by Canada’s best-known department store chain to drop an Israeli beauty line is unrelated to boycott calls.
A joint statement Thursday by The Bay stores, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Canada Israel Committee said The Bay was...
January 13, 2011 | 1:28 pm
Calls for a boycott of Israeli-made beauty products in Canada again have kick-started Jewish counter efforts.
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, a pro-Palestinian coalition, has launched a boycott campaign against stores selling the popular Ahava line of Dead Sea...
November 22, 2010 | 11:06 am
An Ahava store in London was forced to close again after pro-Palestinian activists blocked the entrance.
Two activists reportedly chained themselves to a cement-filled barrel and had to be removed by police, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Ahava produces lotions and bath crystals using Dead Sea minerals on West Bank land claimed by the Palestinians. It has been the target of boycotts and protests worldwide.
The same London store was forced to close twice in 2009, in September and December, due to protests in which activists locked themselves to the same barrels.