- Boycott: Facts and Figures
- Boycott: Companies and Types of Support
- Israeli Companies and Products
- Boycott : Celebs Supporting Israel
- Boycott: Beverages and Tobacco
- Boycott: Food and Pet Food
- Boycott: Clothing and Shoecare
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Aug 3, 2010
Five non-governmental organizations say British rock band 'not welcome in Lebanon' after performing in Tel Aviv after deadly Navy raid on Gaza-bound flotilla
Lebanese activists called Tuesday for a boycott of British rock band Placebo on the eve of its Lebanon gig for performing in Israel in the wake of the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
American rock band, scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, says 'events beyond all our control have conspired against us'
Shortly after wrapping up their performance at Tel Aviv's Barbie club, Editors band members send message to fans, say 'a country's people are not its government'
Hours after finishing their show at the Barbie club in Tel Aviv, Editors band members commented on the cultural boycott of international artists on Israel.
On their official website forum, lead singer Tom Smith wrote that their performance in Tel Aviv will be one of the most memorable shows in the band's history, and that he believes "there are terrible things that happen all over the world, but a country's people are not its government."
Producer Marcel Avraham says he brings famous artists to perform in Israel 'out of a sense of Zionism and not just to make a buck.' He talks about winning big with Leonard Cohen and Elton John, flopping with Rod Stewart and Metallica, and chances of seeing Barbra Streisand in Holy Land soon
American singer brushes off pressure not to perform in Israel, says will arrive in Holy Land earlier than planned
Elliott has been receiving messages from anti-Israel elements, who say they expect her "not to legitimize Israel's different activities" with her concert.
Moreover, Elliott has announced that she will arrive in Israel one day earlier than planned in order to tour the country together with her entourage, which includes 30 dancers and crew members. The highlight of the visit is said to be the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Exclusive photos: James Van Der Beek ties the knot in Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv. Ashton and Demi's rabbi officiates at ceremony. Katie Holmes stays home
Clothing retailer's US website allows private customers to purchase unique items via internet, delivers to 50 countries around the world - including Jordan and Kuwait, but not Israel
While Gap has opened its first stores in Israel this year, its online sales website does not cater to customers in the country. An internet fashion consumer recently protested the fact that the clothing giant allows the residents of other Middle Eastern countries to purchase items via its website but not customers from Israel.
"The Gap/ Banana Republic/ Old Navy brand allows online orders of clothes to 50 countries on its US website, a list in which Israel is not included," he claimed. "This, while our neighbors can order whatever they please, including items sold exclusively online which are not offered in stores. Is it because Gap has opened branches in Israel? I don’t think so, there are Gap stores in Britain as well, which is included in the delivery list. If I am not mistaken Gap has branches in the Persian Gulf too."
It should be noted that the consumer's request is not that the Israeli holder of Gap rights launch a local sales website, but rather to be allowed the option to purchase items off the US website, which delivers unique pieces to many customers around the world.
The question is why is there no option to deliver clothes to private customers residing in Israel from the US, as is permitted to private customers in other countries around the world including Bahrain,Jordan, Egypt,
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Elbit Trade & Retail, the holder of Gap rights in Israel said in response: "We are currently reviewing online sales to Israel and assume that a course of action will be decided on in the coming weeks. The online sales issue is one that pertains purely to commercial and logistical aspects."
Israeli company Amdocs and American telecommunications giant AT&T are looking for the next big thing. The companies are launching an innovation center, to provide Israeli start-ups with access to AT&T's resources and information to enable them to develop new products.
The American telecommunications company has decided to open three innovation centers around the world, and the first center will be located at Amdocs' offices in Raanana.
"This is a historic moment," Amdocs CEO Dov Baharav said last week, speaking to the press for the first time since his appointment in 2002.
"AT&T is the world's largest telecommunications company in terms of income, with over 90 million cellular subscribers. Amdocs started working with it in 1985, as a start-up. Perhaps this cooperation will yield the next Amdocs."
A group of AT&T executives visited Israel for the event, including Operations President and CEO John Stankey and Chief Technology Officer John Donovan.
Donovan explained that innovation center will have two main tracks – an open track, in which Israeli start-ups can approach the company with new ideas, and a guided track, in which the center will focus on specific projects and seek out the relevant products and companies.
Cooperation with the local start-up companies may pave the way for AT&T or Amdocs to invest in them, and may even lead to acquisition deals.
In the event, Winfrey was honored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity for her contribution to promoting humanitarian issues.
Wiesel called on Winfrey to visit Israel, where "the major war against terror is currently taking place."
in her speech, Winfrey said she sympathized with the suffering of the people of Israel, and that she intended to accept Wiesel's invitation and come with him to Israel.
Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Gillerman, who attended the event, said that a visit of a figure with such influence on the international media could help bring an end to the indifference towards the terror threat faced by Israelis.