Daily Israel Report

Jerusalem Event Counters Judea/Samaria Boycott

The Orthodox Union (OU) and the legal aid Honenu organization teamed up to sell arts and crafts from Judea and Samaria. Israel TV was there.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 7/26/2010, 9:51 AM / Last Update: 7/27/2010, 3:50 PM

The Orthodox Union (OU) and the legal rights Honenu organization teamed up last week to highlight arts and crafts from Judea and Samaria, at a pro-civil rights event at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem. The event helped counter the anti-Israel boycott by the Palestinian Authority and several European countries who ban or disparage goods from Judea and Samaria.

More than a dozen talented artists and craftspeople from throughout Judea, Samaria and destroyed Gush Katif communities displayed their wares and shared their life experiences with supporters. 

Gifts that were bought included glass jewelry, framed blessings, decorated mirrors and award-winning wine, with a portion of the revenue donated to Honenu, founded and directed by Shmuel (Zangy) Meidad of Hevron.

The event was organized by Ruby Ray Karzen, whose grandchild was once a recipient of the assistance Honenu provides to Jews committed to the struggle for the Land of Israel and who find themselves entangled in the Israel court system.