Things You Can Do to Support Israel:
1. Make a Contribution
Contact email@example.com to make a contribution to Rochester's UJA Federation Campaign
2. Write letters
Find legislators' email addresses at www.vote-smart.org/index.phtml or www.congress.org.
For sample letters, go to www.vipac.org, www.unitedjerusalem.org, and www.simonwiesenthalcenter.com.
3. Shop for Israel
firstname.lastname@example.org (send flowers)
Business to business:
Israeli brands available in the U.S.: Elite, Telma, Osem food; Yarden, Gamla, and Dalton wines; Ahava beauty products. Teva generic pharmaceuticals, Keter plastic shelving. Go to www.israelexport.org for more ideas.
4. Educate yourself.
Embassy of Israel - D.C. www.israelemb.org/news.htm
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/home.asp
Israel Defense Forces www.idf.il/newsite/english/main.asp
Jewish Agency for Israel www.jafi.org.il,
N.Y. Consulate www.newyork.israel.org
Anti-Defamation League www.adl.org
Media Monitoring Sites
Honest Reporting www.honestreporting.com
Palestinian Media Watch www.pmw.org.il
Independent Media Review Analysis www.imra.org.il
The Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace www.edume.org
5. Invest in Israel and Israeli companies.
www.amidex.com or (888) 876-3566, for Israel companies traded on the NY exchanges
www.globes.co.il, www.themarker.com, or www.tase.co.il for information in English about the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
6. Educate yourself and your family about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.
Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum www.yad-vashem.org.il/
Anti-Defamation League www.adl.org.
United Jewish Communities www.ujc.org
American Jewish Committee www.ajc.org
9. A bibliography: Books about the history of Israel
Bickerton, Ian and Carla L. Klausner, A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Third Edition, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 2001, (Fourth edition)
Gilbert, Martin, Israel: A History, New York : Morrow, 1998.
Laqueur, Walter B., A History of Zionism From the French Revolution to the Establishment of Israel, New York, MJF Books, 1972.
Shapira, Anita, "Conclusion: The Birth of the State, in Land and Power: The Zionist Resort to Force 1881-1948, Oxford University Press, 1992, pp. 355-370.
Stein, Kenneth W., Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, (New York: Routledge, 1999).
Stein, Kenneth W., "One Hundred Years of Social Change: The Creation of the Palestinian Refugee Problem," in Laurence J. Silberstein (ed.) New Perspectives on Israeli History, New York, pp. 57-81.
Stein, Kenneth W. , The Land Question in Palestine, 1917-1939, Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1984.
Sternhell, Zeev, "Epilogue: From the State-in-the-Making to the Nation-State," The Founding Myths of Israel, Princeton University Press, 1998, pp. 318-345.
Vital, David, A People Apart: A Political History of the Jews in Europe, 1789-1939, Oxford University Press, 1999.
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