Help Israel: feed the homeless
PRO-ISRAEL GRASSROOTS groups plan to combat the boycott and help the homeless with the second instalment of a popular campaign.
IsrAction Day on December 13 will encourage members of the community to buy Israeli products and donate them to homeless charities.
The Zionist Federation and Jewish Leadership Council will join the event’s founders, Sussex Friends of Israel and North West Friends of Israel, as well as the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, to promote activities across Britain.
IsrAction Day attracted the support of more than 1,000 participants last year, with donations feeding hundreds of homeless people.
SFI’s Simon Cobbs said the group now wanted to make the event an international success.
“We’re hoping to get four or five other countries on board, and build from there to make it a worldwide event. It’s certainly building momentum.”
JLC chief executive Simon Johnson said: “It’s a great win-win: it counters the boycotters, it helps those in need, and it allows grassroots groups and the establishment to come together.”