September 15, 2014

American Jews Stepped up Purchases of Israeli Foods and Goods During Protective Edge

CHICAGO — There is evidence that American Jews stepped up to the plate during the recent Protective Edge campaign in Gaza. According to Howard Bernstein who coordinates the on-line Buy Israel Goods site, there was a notable upswing in activity on BIG in July and August as the Gaza war started and accelerated. It is evident that supporters of Israel were motivated to help by seeking out Israeli products on BIG. Mr. Bernstein reported that most of the visitors were from the US, Canada. United Kingdom and India. Visitors also came from Australia and Germany.

The Israeli economy took a major hit during the Gaza campaign although industry sources say that the food industry is experiencing a robust back to school and pre-Rosh Hashanah period.