Help Is­rael: feed the home­less

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY JOSH JACK­MAN

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.”

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