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Below you will find an extensive list of fine products produced in the Jewish Communities of Israel, including Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. The following represents only a fraction of the sources of these fine Israeli products.
Meretz and other supporters of the BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) Movement want you to boycott these products. We ask you to Stand Up For Israel by purchasing these fine products, many of them produced in modern environmentally-friendly factories.
These include fine wine, foods, personal care products and others which you will find easily available in local shops and/or online.
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Recent attempts by Meretz, Peace Now and their anti-Israel bedfellows to bankrupt Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria through the BDS (Boycott, divestment and sanctions) Movement, must not be allowed to succeed!
The Louis D. Brandeis Chapter of the Zionist Organization of America, strategically located in the nation’s capital, has launched an internet effort to use these groups’ own boycott list against them.
You will find attached the Meretz list of Israeli products, which they would have you boycott and a separate list provided by ZOA Brandeis providing the information you will need to purchase these products. This list also includes information about the products (many are very environmentally friendly, health-promoting and beneficial for both the user and the earth).
You can do a triple mitzvah by supporting Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria; improving the world we live in by purchasing and using environmentally friendly farms, vineyards and factories; and promoting your own (and your family’s and friends’) health and wellbeing by the use of these products, a true act of tikkun olam.
ISRAELI PRODUCTS YOU WILL LOVE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM:
AHAVA DEAD SEA LABORATORIES:
BRAND NAME: AHAVA
AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories was founded to study the powerful, rejuvenating minerals found in the Dead Sea. Since then AHAVA has grown to become the definitive Dead Sea mineral beauty expert.
Located in Mitzpe Shalem, in the Judean desert 1 km from the western shores of the Dead Sea, the AHAVA factory supports a Jewish community and produces skin care products using minerals from the Dead Sea. These minerals are widely known and praised for their health benefits and their production does not adversely affect the environment.Visit the AHAVA website at http://www.ahavaus.com/discover-ahava/ for more information about the history, ingredients, preservation efforts, research and development and its worldwide presence.
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SODA STREAM/SODA CLUB/ THE SODA STREAM
BRAND NAME: SODA STREAM
Manufactures and distributes home carbonating devices and flavorings for soft drinks in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone in the Jewish Community of Ma’aleh Adumim, aboutt 10 minutes from Jerusalem.
These earth-friendly carbonating devices and flavorings allow families to make their own carbonated beverages at home.
This greatly reduces the negative effect of tons of cans, bottles and other packaging which ultimately will overwhelm landfills.
Trademarks: SodaStream, Soda-Club, AlcoJet, Sprudelino, Aquabar, Gazoz, Aquafizz, Aquabubbler, Penguin, Sodamaker, Fountain Jet, and Edition1.
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BRAND NAME: ACHVA
The Ahdut Factory established in 1929, is a leading manufacturer of sesame products, under brand name Achva. Its 75+ years’ experience has made it a well-respected producer of Mediterranean and organic products throughout the region and the world.
Located in the Barkan industrial zone, 25 km east of Tel Aviv, in the area governed by the Shomron Regional Council. it produces healthful organic halva, tahini and other sweet treats by traditional methods, from superior quality pure sesame seeds.
Its products are known for their delicate taste, long shelf-life, and lasting freshness in all types of weather without need for refrigeration.
Sesame products are rich in vital minerals, including calcium and iron, and all the B vitamins. They are also excellent sources of highly nutritious protein. The white sesame seed used in these products contains a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids. Thus it helps to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and slow down arteriosclerotic changes in the vascular system caused by aging. Sesame products also have a highly natural antioxidant effect due to the unique phenolic compound, sesamolin and to tocopherols, giving them a positive anti-aging effect.
Among the Ahdut Factory products: halva, tahini, sugarless sweets, organic products, syrups, cakes, cookies, and mini-cakes.
The factory supports a thriving Jewish community in the area.
VISIT THE FOLLOWING ONLINE STORES TO FIND
ADHUT/ACHVA’S OUTSTANDING PRODUCTS:
AVI GLATT ONLINE STORE FOR KOSHER FOOD DELIVERED ANYWHERE: http://www.aviglatt.com/Products.asp?Action=Company&CompanyName=Achva
THE “ISRAELI KOSHER” ONLINE STORE: http://www.israelikosher.com/Catalog_4.html
AMNON & TAMAR
BRAND NAME: PYRAMID HERBAL SEASONINGS
Main office: Alfei Menashe, Israel, located inside the “Seam Zone,” just east of the Green Line. This zone is also home to the Jewish Communities of Airel, Beit Arye, Modi’in Illit, Giv’at Ze’ev, Ma’ale Adumim, Beitar Illit and Efrat.
Pyramid Herbal Seasonings are made from the finest herbs and all-natural ingredients that will stimulate your taste buds and make all varieties of foods more delicious.
These products are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union and can be purchased from the following online stores:
ONLINE SOURCES OF AMNON & TAMAR
BEIGEL & BEIGEL FOODS
BRAND NAME: BEIGEL & BEIGEL
One of the first baking factories in Israel, Beigel & Beigel was founded in 1949. The Beigels brought their traditional family recipes to Israel from Poland in 1880. Located in the Barkan Industrial Zone, 25 km east of Tel Aviv, in the area governed by the Shomron Regional Council. The company leads the pretzel and mini-cracker snacks industry in Israel with more than 60% of market share.
In addition, Beigel & Beigel produces a wide variety of crackers, baked chips, and salty cookies.
The company runs a global portfolio exporting products to more than 20 countries and maintains the strictest quality control standards. All products are super kosher certified (Badatz), cholesterol free and free of artificial preservatives.
ONLINE SOURCES OF BEIGEL & BEIGEL
MAYA FOODS, THE JERUSALEM SPICE OF LIFE:
BRAND NAMES: MAYA FOODS, SUPER CLASS, SHUFERSAL
Maya Spice of Life – Jerusalem, established in 1982, manufactures, packs, and markets quality food products from Israel, under the strict Hechsher of Badatz Eida Charedis in Jerusalem. The company manufactures some 300 products in 8 different categories. These include: sweets, snacks, baking supplies, dried fruits, rice, legumes, spices, and roasted nuts.
Company products are designed for Jews in Israel and worldwide who buy strictly kosher foods.
Maya exports extensively to Jewish communities throughout the world, under the brand names Maya, Super Class, and others.
Maya Foods products are also sold at outlets of the Shufersal supermarket chain, which has stores in Ma’ale Edomim and the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem. One of the sub-chains of the company, Yesh Supermarkets, has markets in various areas of Judea and Samaria including Modi-in Illit and Ariel.
Maya also manufactures private label products for various companies and brands, including Shufersal brand, and Plasto Polish. The company is known for its advanced manufacturing processes, quality production and meeting the strictest kosher requirements.
The Maya Foods factory is located in Mishor Edomim Industrial Zone in the Jewish Community of Ma’aleh Adumim, about 10 minutes from Jerusalem. The zone is managed by the Ma’aleh Adumim Economic Development Company, Ltd. and houses some 230 businesses and factories, including the Sodastream factory, Adumim Foods and the Rami Levy supermarket, as well as a busy commercial center, stretching over 1,550 dunams.
ONLINE SOURCES OF MAYA FOODS PRODUCTS:
7 Eitam St.
Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone
PO Box 92
Shufersal, Ltd. (formerly Super-Sol, Ltd)
30 Shmotkin Benyamin St.
Rishon Lezion 75363
SHALGAL FOOD LTD.
BRAND NAMES: SHAL GAL/GENERAL MILLS (PILLSBURY)
Manufactures frozen dough cakes, pies, and pastries. The Shalgal factory is located in the Atarot Industrial Park, Jerusalem’s largest industrial park, which houses approximately 160 factories spanning a variety of industries. Shalgal manufactures kosher products sold in the U.S. and internationally by General Mills’ Pillsbury Division.
9 Mifalot St.
Atarot Industrial Zone
Shamir Salads, and Israeli-owned kosher food distributor, is recognized for its excellence and dependability. Their products are found at all of Israel’s food retail outlets, from family-run shops to national supermarket chains, and public institutions like hospitals, schools, and government-owned facilities. For years, Shamir Salads has serviced several food distribution routes for the IDF and a number of other large enterprises.
Established in 1974, Shamir Salads has grown into a respected international purveyor of specialty salads. The factory, in the Barkan Industrial Zone of Ariel is a state of the art manufacturing facility with the ability to produce 700 tons a month and the capacity to deliver 1800 tons of salads via three work shifts.
In 1994, the company went public and continued to grow in the local markets with new developed products. At the same time, the company started her business abroad and exported the products all over the world. Ever since, our products being sold to Europe, Russia, USA andCanada.
Shamir Salads has a wide range of products starting from different type of Houmous to Eggplants varieties and other vegetables salads and lead the salads industry until larger companies had entered.
In 2006, Jacob Ginzburg and Amiram Guy had purchased the company with its reputation and came up with a new plan, which includes different investments in researches, development, production, and marketing new products that have raised its sales. Likewise, the new owners had invested in innovation and improvement of the marketing arrangements.
The vision that is standing in front of Mr. Ginzburg and Mr. Guy is the continuation with the developing of new products. Moreover, the main interest is to become the leading company in the salads area as it was as the first founder.
In 2007, Willifood acquired 51% of Shamir Salads. Willifood is one of the leading companies in the food industry. Together they can reach to higher expectations.
Our advanced in-house laboratory performs regular and spot examinations to ensure that we maintain a high standard of quality surpassing the requirements of the Ministry of Health and ISO 900 2001 Quality System certifications.
You can contact Shamir Foods at:
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A wide variety of the following wines are conveniently available on the “SNOOTH Find Better Wines” iPhone app. It is free from the “apps” application on your Apple iPhone. Other outlets follow.
Below you will find more information on these excellent wines/wineries and other sources.
This is not a complete list. Other sources of these fine products can be found by googling the individual wine or winery names.
KOSHER WINES OF GAT SHOMRON
GAT SHOMRON WINERY
Contact: Avigdor Sharon Lior Nahu
Founded by Avigdor Sharon and Lior Nachum in the community of Karnei Shomron, not far from Kfar Saba, in 2003, this small winery released its first wines from that harvest in 2005, and is currently producing about 8,000 bottles annually those primarily of oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. Grapes are sourced from the areas of Shomron and the Upper Galilee.
GESHER DAMIA WINERY
2 Tavor St.
Pardess Hannah Karkur
Phone: 04 6377451
Contact: Moshe Kaplan
THE GIVON WINERY
The Givon Winery is located in Givon Hadasha, 5 km north of Jerusalem, Israel – an area that was the traditional wine making center in Israel more than 2700 years ago.
When the Givon Winery was founded in 2001, the Segal and Arnesti families returned to that ancient tradition of wine making with the belief that only the highest quality grapes will make the highest quality wine.
The Givon winery produces its quality wines by using the choicest grapes from the best vineyards in central Israel. Due to the unique environment for growing grapes in this area, these grapes are of an extremely high quality.
The Givon winery specializes in the production of Cabernet Sauvignon. However, success has been achieved with some uncommon varietals. For instance, in 2004, Givon produced a limited edition of Nebbiolo with positive reviews during barrel tasting by Al HaShulchan Magazine.
Contact Information for Givon Winery:
Address: Givon Hadasha, Alon St., Israel
GUSH ETZION WINERY AND RESTAURANT
In the heart of Gush Etzion, nestled amongst green vineyards, is the winery’s restaurant. A kosher l’mehadrin dairy/fish restaurant. The restaurant is located in the winery’s visitors’ center- a modern boutique winery
The wide selection on the menu invites you to enjoy special dishes that are served from breakfast (9:00 am), special business lunch “bargains”, and ends in the evening with a fine Israeli dairy menu, with excellent wines perfectly suited from our cellar
Whether you choose to dine al fresco on the patio overlooking our young vineyards, or if you prefer the stylish indoor dining room with a view of our wine production, you are assured of a serene and pastoral and unique experience, such as you have not had in quite a while
If you wish to feel the heart of Provence in the hills of Judea, a short drive (20 minutes from Jerusalem) will bring you to our door
The winery can accommodate parties up to 120 people
Tours of the winery and wine tasting may be arranged upon request
How to get there:
The winery is at the Gush Etzion Junction, alongside the gas station at the entrance to Alon Shvut. The winery can be reached from the direction of Jerusalem via Road 60, and from the direction of the Elah Valley and Netiv Halamed-Heh via Road 367. Tourist information is available on the Gush Etzion tourism association website:
Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 – 19:00 Friday: 9:00 – 14:00
LIVNI WINERY VINYARDS
The Livni Winery vineyards are situated in the deep, dry ravine of Sdei Calev at an altitude of 875 meters, in the cool, fresh air of Hebron and the dry air of the Judean Desert south of Jerusalem. During the winter, temperatures go down to below-zero Centigrade (below 32 Fahrenheit), accompanied by snow. Summers are hot and dry, with Judean Desert temperatures. The ravine is replete with fruit trees, vineyards and olive orchards. In cultivating the vineyard, only environmentally friendly materials are used, to avoid tampering with the ecosystem. All this combined produces an intense dark-purple wine that has body, and a fruity flavor, with a bouquet of cherry and forest berries.
According to Bruno Darmon, Livni is producing about 10,000 bottles annually. The wines are available at selected stores in Jerusalem. Best contact for those wanting to know precisely where to n vineyards not far from Kiryat Arba, on the line where the Judean Hills meld into the Judean Desert, Menachem Livni has been raising Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Shiraz grapes since 1994. In 2003 he opened his own winery and the first releases from the Livni winery were of 3,000 bottles. Today, with the winery located on Moshav Carmel in the Hebron Hills and working with French find the wines is by email to firstname.lastname@example.orgThis early afternoon I met with Menachem Livni and Bruno Darmon to do a first tasting of the wines of this boutique winery. The wines are available at selected stores in Jerusalem. What can I say other than that the wines impressed me very favorably. My thanks to Livni and Darmon for coming to Tel Aviv to meet with me.Best
in second and third year barriques with soft tannins, showing round and generous. On first attack wild berries and cherries, those followed by notes of currants and notes of roasted herbs. Round and generous. Drink now-2014. Score 90.
Livni Wines may be purchased online at the following websites:
the Jerusalem Wine Store: http://www.myisraelwine.com/
Wines Israel: http://www.wines-israel.co.il/
NOAH/HEVRON HEIGHTS WINERY
Nestled in the rolling Judean Hills in Qiryat Arba, overlooking the holy Jewish shrine of Marat HaMachpelah (the Tomb of the Patriarchs) sits the newly constructed Noah/Hevron Heights Winery. The Noah/Hevron Heights Winery is the brainchild and inspiration of a group of dedicated and committed French Jewish immigrants to Israel – to bring kosher winemaking back to the original site of Jewish habitation in the Land of Israel .
The Tomb of the Patriarchs is the burial place of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca and Jacob and Leah, patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish people. The Torah (Bible) recounts in Genesis that Abraham purchased the field and cave of Machpelah in Hevron from Ephron the Hittite in the presence of the elders of the city for a substantial sum of silver currency as a burial ground for his family. The Torah also recounts how Joseph, as Viceroy of Egypt brought his father Jacob back from there to be buried at Machpelah.
The current building housing the Tomb was constructed in the First Century C.E. by Herod the Great, King of Judea from the same Jerusalem stone quarried for the Temple and still visible at the Western Wall in Jerusalem . The Tomb is the only fully intact structure from Second Temple times over 2,000 years ago. The Tomb is considered Judaism’s second holiest site after the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
We are proud to offer a dazzling array of superb wines from the Noah/Hevron Heights Winery: Tevel wines feature the natural world – the wildlife of ancient Israel is celebrated on the front labels of the Noah/Hevron Heights Tevel wines. There are a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Merlot and a Cabernet-Merlot blend of 60 percent Cab and 40 percent Merlot. All grapes for these wines come from the Judean Hills around Jerusalem and each of these wines have been barrel aged for 12 months in new French Oak. All three are Mevushal, O-U Certified and also under the supervision of the Badatz of Yoreh Deiah and the Rabbinate of Qiryat Arba and Hevron.
The grapes for these wines have benefited from the warm sun of the Judean Mountains and the cool gentle breezes coming from the Mediterranean , allowing the fruit to reach its full potential. Look for ripe, concentrated fruit flavors with hints of berries, cherries and plums. Enjoy with roasted meats and poultry. Should retail for around $15 to $17.
Noah/Hevron wines may be purchased in the US at:
Canal’s Bottle Shop http://www.wineaccess.com/store/canalsmarlton/index.html
Skyview Wine & Spirits http://www.skyviewwine.com/
Englewood Wine Merchants https://www.englewoodwinemerchants.com/cellar_list_by_country.asp?CountryID=16
The Benjamin region
The community settlement of Psagot is located on the peaks of the Benjamin region mountains, 900 meters above sea level, east of the city of Ramallah, overlooking the Wadi Kelt basin, the Jericho Valley, the Dead Sea and the Edomite Mountains. On the eastern side of the settlement, facing the breathtaking scenery, the Berg family planted vineyards and orchards. In the course of working the ground, an opening was discovered which led the family to an amazing cave from the period of the Second Temple. The cave was part of an ancient array of caves, which according to one archaeological version, equates the location with the Biblical city of Ai, one of the cities conquered by Joshua bin Nun. Slightly above the cave, a second cave was discovered in which an olive press and wine press from the Second Holy Temple era were uncovered. In the 1980s, the Berg family settled in Psagot. The father, Meir, an engineer and mathematician, planted vines for grape consumption and expanded the agricultural area to plant cherry and nectarine orchards. In 1998, he planted the first grape vineyard for wine production, 18 dunam of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The winery concept took root deeply within the son, Yaakov, and his wife Naama. In 2002, the winery was established by the young couple in the heart of the vineyard which had expanded, and it, too, grew. Today it stands on 40 dunam of wine vineyards owned by the Psagot Winery.
The ancient cave serves as a large wine barrel cellar next to impressive stainless steel tanks and other winemaking equipment. The wine passes from the stainless steel tanks to the oak wood barrels in the cave in which the wine is aged. The cave’s cooling system rarely needs to be activated, as the naturally cool conditions preserve the constant temperature, which during the winter does not go below 12 degrees Centigrade, and during the summer does not rise above 18 degrees Centigrade. The natural humidity stands at 90%.
The Psagot vineyards are planted on hard, rocky limestone terrain which is terraced in the Mediterranean Greek-Italian fashion. In order to facilitate the vine’s absorption into the ground, holes were drilled into the ground so that the vine’s roots would take hold well below the ground surface. The distance between vines is one meter, and the yield is low – about 600 kilograms per dunam. The terraced terrain makes harvesting difficult, but the 900-meter altitude and the snow which covers the vineyard in the winter compensate for the aforementioned difficult growing conditions ultimately yielding extremely high-quality grapes. The entire harvest is performed by hand in the early morning hours. The short distance between the vineyards and the winery enables the grapes to arrive at the winery within an hour from the time they are harvested.
Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 – 17:00 Friday: 10:00 – 14:00
How to get there:
The winery is situated alongside the Ma’avar Machmesh gas station on Road 60. It can be accessed from the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood in Jerusalem, via Road 437 going north, and connecting with Road 60 at the junction close to Geva Binyamin. Tourist information is available on the Binyamin tourism website: www.binyamin.org.il/?CategoryID=704
PSAGOT WINES MAY BE PURCHASED IN THE U.S. AT:
About Shiloh Winery
Wine has always been part of the Jewish tradition, and the abundance of winepresses from biblical times discovered where present-day Shiloh is located is the natural basis for our modern winery. Established in 2005, overlooking the breathtaking scenery of the Shiloh River and the Judean hills, Shiloh Winery creates extraordinary wines from this biblical site, the most ancient terroir in the world. Shiloh wines blend state-of-the-art technologies with uncompromised professionalism under the expertise of master winemaker Amichai Luria. The high quality Shiloh wines are sought after by gourmands in Israel and abroad, and are also awarded gold medals at prestigious international wine expos.
The Exceptional Story of Shiloh Winery, a modern winery that flourishes from its ancient roots.
Whether referring to the ageless blessing from Jacob, the Jewish forefather, or to the words of the Prophet Ezekiel, quality grapes and wine production have been associated with the Shiloh region for millennia. Because of this ancient, yet enduring blessing, the pristine view at a ltitudes ranging from 750 meters to 900 meters
(2,461 to 2,953 feet) above sea level, or an immeasurable love of the land, entrepreneur Dr. Mayer Chomer could not resist founding the Shiloh winery in this region. Established back in 2005, and overlooking the astonishing view of the Benjamin strip – Shiloh Winery is launching extraordinary wines from this biblical site, the most ancient terrain in the world.
Amichai Luria shies away from publicity, yet he is famous as one of the best winemakers in Israel. Amichai always had a passion for making wine. When he arrived at Shiloh Winery in 2005, he quickly gained a fantastic reputation. Under his guidance Shiloh wines have been well received and awarded with gold medals and international recognition, which prove his ability to work with many varieties, and consistently provide great wines and great value for the winery’s customers year after year.
Soil and Climate
All grape growing conditions for producing the best of quality wines exist in the Judean Desert and particularly where Shiloh´s vineyards are located. Is a desert zone with the cold dawn of the nights and the deep warm of the days that create an ideal climate for the wines at almost 800 meters above the sea level Its an oasis within the desert. A combination of limestone – clay soil, rich in sedimentary fragments and the altitude above the 800 meters and the use of the highest and latest technology give us the perfect conditions to create best quality wines that have been internationally awarded and recognized around the globe.
You can purchase these wines at the Winery (address below) or via
the “Store” page of the Shiloh Winery website at:
Contact & visit us:
Address: Shiloh industrial zone
Ma’ale Levona Mobile post Ephraim,
44825 Shiloh, Israel
Mayer Chomer, CEO
Isreal sales manager
Shiloh wines can also be purchased at Blue-White-Wines website:
THE TURA ESTATE WINERY
The residents of the Shomron Regional District have over the years combined the essence of Zionist idealism in partnership with the best of modern life creating a dynamic community boasting an open and tolerant atmosphere who take pride in their Judaism and the settlement of modern Eretz Israel. Our communities blending veteran Israeli’s with a constant stream of newcomers from a variety of backgrounds and countries has enabled the residents of the Shomron to retain our communal spirit over the difficult formative years until today.
You can purchase these wines at the winery or at various shops listed here: