Buy Israel Week

Israeli Bling

02/18/2013 - 19:00

In the early decades of the Jewish state, brilliant green Eilat stones and intricate Yemenite silver filigree were the hallmarks of Israeli jewelry. Of course, there were also traditional Judaica pieces: tiny mezuzot, chai charms, Jewish stars, names spelled in Hebrew letters.

An earring designed by Leeta Kalmanson. Photo courtesy Setty Gallery

Israeli Culture Comes To Life In Artwork

02/18/2013 - 19:00

Buying Israeli artwork helps support Israel’s economy and the art community.

A tallit and shofar created by artist Orna Amrani.

Israeli Pharma And Bio-tech Making Us All Feel Better

02/18/2013 - 19:00

Have heartburn after eating a late-night falafel sandwich? There’s a pill for that. Did the winter weather give you the gift of a chest infection? You’ll likely need some antibiotics for that.

And there’s a good chance that the medicine you take for the above, and a whole host of other ailments, comes from an Israeli company or research lab.

An Israeli worker keeps watch over a production line of pharmaceuticals at the Teva factory in Jerusalem.  Olivier Fitoussi

An Israeli Flair For Fashion

02/18/2013 - 19:00

With a staggering array of fashions from everyone and everywhere to choose from, why should American women buy clothes made by Israeli designers?

To support the Jewish state, sure. But more likely for the quality, the flattering fit, the colors, the size range and the reasonable prices, say several of those who work in the business.

One is Tali Kogan, whose downtown Chicago showroom, Tel Aviv Couture, features fashions and accessories by a wide range of Israeli designers.

Fashion designs by Ronen Chen.

Israel’s Sweetest Side

02/18/2013 - 19:00

Israel isn’t just the land of milk and honey — it’s the land of milk and cocoa, too.

Maybe you enjoy whimsical candies like candy canes, jellybeans and gummies. Maybe you revel in the nostalgic feeling evoked by eating halva. Maybe you enjoy chocolate with popping candy inside. Whatever your tastes, Israeli candies have something to offer every sweet tooth.

Not Your Grandfather’s Israeli Wine

02/18/2013 - 19:00

You can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine from one of Israel’s big five wineries — Carmel, Barkan, Wines from Israel appeal to a wide variety of tastes.

U.S. Cities Join Israel To Promote Business

02/18/2013 - 19:00

The term “chamber of commerce” often evokes a broad range of images that run the gamut from a nation’s tourism industry to its economic dealings on U.S. soil.

A chamber’s staff members and volunteers, consequently, serve as goodwill ambassadors of sorts for its image in our backyards. This is certainly true for several American-Israel Chambers of Commerce that operate independently but share some common goals.

Appealing To American Consumers

02/18/2013 - 19:00

From tickling your palate by spreading tangy hummus on pita bread to smearing soothing Dead Sea mud on aching parts of your body, Israeli-made products are successfully integrating themselves into the highly competitive American consumer marketplace.

One of Ahava’s skin care products sold in the United States.

Exporting Quality

Israeli creativity, innovation behind food, fashion and high-tech products.
11/13/2011 - 19:00

Don’t buy Israeli products just to support the Jewish state. Buy them because they’re well-made, cutting-edge — even avant-garde in quality, look, and feel, says Nili Shalev, Israel’s economic minister to North America.

“It’s not just important to buy Israeli. It’s a pleasure,” says Shalev.

Nili Shalev, Israel’s economic minister to North America.
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