BUY ISRAEL WEEK STARTS TODAY

Website features special offers from sponsors and discount deals from more than 100 online and local merchants

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, November 28, 2011 – The organizers of Buy Israel Week, which starts today through December 4, unveiled today their marketplace web site which features special offers from sponsors and discount vouchers from more than 100 online and local merchants. The vouchers will be processed via the jdeal.com web site, the largest Jewish daily deal site in the United States, and one of the organizing partners of Buy Israel Week.

Buy Israel Week merchants represent a wide spectrum of “Made in Israel” goods, such as soap from kidronsoap.com, honeys, jams and oils from Negev Nectars, Shalom Sesame DVDs from Sisu Entertainment, women’s fashion from TelAvivCouture.com, chocolate from the Chocolate Dreams Company, and award-winning Israeli wines from onlinekosherwine.comand Wine Shuk. There are also a variety of religious items like hand woven Tallitot from Gabrieli.com, IDF Tzizit and prayers at the Western Wall. Local merchants include Israeli restaurants, like Hummus Place in NY; a Head of Fashion in the Washington, DC area; Nagilla Center in LA and King Solomon’s Pizza in Phoenix, AZ . In addition, there are opportunities to double your donation to various Israeli based charities, such as American Friends of Magen David Adom raising money for an ambulance and other medical supplies, and American Friends of Meir Panim, which is raising money to feed hungry children in Israel.

The sponsors make up a cross-section of Israeli manufacturers in a variety of industries and outreach organizations and includes Ahava; American Associates, Ben Gurion University (AABGU); Barkan Winery; Binyamina Wines; American Friends of Magen David Adom; American Friends of Meir Panim; Artistic Tile, Conference of Presidents; EL AL; Israel Bonds; Osem; Royal Kedem; PJ Library and Tnuva.

Finally, to drum up excitement, every day from 12PM-2PM ET, Buy Israel Week is featuring a Seriously Surprising Israel giveaway contest for various Israeli made products and services. Today’s giveaway was for 2 free tickets to Israel, courtesy of EL AL Airlines, one of Buy Israel Week’s main sponsors.

Many of the participating Jewish newspapers have released special Buy Israel Week supplements as of November 17. These are highlighted in the press section of the web site. The Buy Israel Week blog features other items of interest.

About Buy Israel Week

Buy Israel Week is being held November 28-December 4 as an integrated marketing campaign that is being held online, in print and various in-person events that are taking place around the U.S. in this timeframe. Buy Israel Week is organized by jdeal.com, the largest and most comprehensive daily deal site targeting the Jewish market, and nine media organizations -– The Jewish Week Media Group of NY, Washington Jewish Week, Florida Jewish Journal, Tribe Media Corporation, the Jewish Standard of New Jersey, the Chicago Jewish News, Texas Jewish Post, J. the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California and Jewish News of Greater Phoenix – representing the largest Jewish markets in the United States, as well as the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers’ Association of Israel, Israel Export and Cooperation Institute, Conference of Presidents and Stand With Us. For more information, contact info@buyisraelweek.com or visit us on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/buyisraelweek.