Ahava Needs Your Love


By Jonathan Hoffman
April 25, 2010
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The Israeli beauty products shop "Ahava" is being targetted by would-be "boycotters" throughout the world including in the UK. Every second Saturday the boycotters mount a noisy, mendacious demonstration outside the shop in Monmouth Street, Covent Garden.

The best response (and one that many have adopted) is to buy more Ahava products. Please buy from their fantastic range, either by visiting the shop or on the Internet.

You can download the catalogue here
http://www.ahava.co.uk/mailorder/mailorder.html

Or get a copy sent by post by request from this email address
enquire@ahava.co.uk

Please also patronise the shops next door to Ahava which are suffering fallout from the boycotters:
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1198/26315.php

Venise shoes at #41

http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1262/4405.php

Seven Dials Dry Cleaners at #37

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Joshua18

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 07:32

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Calgary Herald: A few of my favourite things from Israel - April 23, 2010

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Dead Sea Cosmetics

"Ahava is the Hebrew word for love. During my first trip to Israel, we stopped in at the Ahava or “love” factory located along the Dead Sea. I begrudgingly got together with a fellow traveller and we split a pack of hand and foot cream. Our hotel in Jerusalem also provided Ahava shampoo which I brought back with me. Only after returning to Calgary and using the products did my wife and I fall in love with them. We now wholeheartedly embrace the shampoo as the best we’ve ever used and have made a habit of ordering various Ahava products directly from Israel over the Internet. So when I went back in 2009, I was on a mission to bring back a huge supply. But I found that a number of stores in Israel offered Ahava at higher prices than what we were able to obtain “on sale” through our various online sources. It was only after getting to an actual Ahava outlet that I got the prices I was looking for and generously stocked up. I even picked up a few items that we hadn’t tried before, including velvet cream wash and after-shave moisturizer. Products using minerals from the Dead Sea have amazing cleansing and healing properties. Some claim I’m too biased towards Ahava and that all Dead Sea cosmetics are good. That may be the case, but I can’t personally vouch for what I haven’t used."

http://tinyurl.com/2u3uaj2


Joshua18

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 07:40

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If you want to check out the outrageous antics of this anti-Zionist rabble, I suggest you check out this article at the extremist site, UK Indymedia:

Pickets against Ahava build momentum

http://tinyurl.com/333xafu


Jonathan Hoffman

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 08:32

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http://tinyurl.com/32ykeox

What's happening in the US to shops which stock Ahava products............


Joshua18

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 09:30

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Google search: ahava + boycott + us

http://tinyurl.com/373cgbc


Joshua18

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 09:36

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Reading again the story at the link I posted above, "Pickets against Ahava build momentum", I came across the following statement:

"the zionists were overwelmingly outnumbered on the day – there were around forty pro-Palestinian demonstrators compared to the Zionist Federation’s three."

That put me in mind of something else: Vienna, 1938. Here's a photograph of Nazis and their many helpers outnumbering Jews just after the Anschluss:

http://tinyurl.com/338pnld

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CarGo

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 00:56

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Please also patronise Kiehl's, three doors to the left of Ahava if you are looking out from the hotel; they were very gracious to me when I took a break from standing by Jonathan's group on Saturday. They are right by the anti-Ahava noise and one cannot hear oneself think in their shop. It was great to see so many pro-Ahava supporters on Saturday.


Yvetta

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 10:59

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Thanks for the links, Jonathan.
I feel so sorry for the staff of the Ahava shop, faced with such bullying bigotry.


Yvetta

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 11:06

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I notice on one of the links provided by Joshua a gratuitous reference to the leader of a counter-demo as an "investment banker" - more than a whiff of what one historian (forgotten who) termed "rich man antisemitism" there, methinks.


Harvey

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 16:53

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I picked up on that as well. I wonder if PSC would have been so quick to mention JH s occupation if he was a cabbie [not that there is anything wrong with that ]


Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 17:03

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It speaks volumes about their agenda.

For the SWP/PSC/ISM, Israel is just a convenient peg on which to hang their anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, anti-religious, anti-military, anti-American class warfare clothes.

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