Tuesday, December 16, 2008
A TASTE OF ISRAEL: ZIONIST FEDERATION HOSTS FIRST ISRAELI STREET MARKET IN THE UK– BRINGING OVER DOZENS OF ISRAELI TRADERS
The ZF organized a three-day outdoor Israeli Market which operated on the High Road of Temple Fortune. The Market hosted 40 exhibitors displaying unique and interesting Israeli products and thousands of people attended from both the jewish and wider community
This type of outdoor fair has been operated successfully many times in this location but none of the markets have ever hosted Israeli exhibitors.
The Zionist Federation organized the first ever Israeli fair and we called it “ A TASTE OF ISRAEL”.
The aim was to bring Israeli products to the British public. The Exhibitors had stands to display their goods and sell them to the public.
The Zionist Federation is always keen to help Israeli trade - we also encouraged the stallholders to set up meetings with local shops and establish trace for the future.
Alan Aziz, Director of the Zionist Federation stated: “this was a very positive step to showcase the best of Israeli products in time for Chankukah and Christmas – we are delighted with the results. To have the British public buying their Xmas presents from Israel and chatting to the exhibitors about what life in Israel is really like was a great thing to see and I think that the best response to the idiots who call for boycotts of Israel is to celebrate Israeli art and culture at every available opportunity and the ZF is always proud to do our bit”.
Additionally, this was an ideal opportunity for the general public to experience some of Israel’s unique and interesting artwork, wines, jewellery and food that they may not have otherwise been able to experience.
Some of the things that were on sale at the Street Market:
Ahava Dead Sea products
Elsa's Story - Gourmet Biscuits, beautifullly presented, based on a secret recipe.
Gabrieli - Manufacturers of the top selling hand woven prayer shawls in Israel.
Judaica, including beautifully handmade menorahs and innovatively designed mezuzas
Hats - one off designs, stiched by hand.
Various Jewellery stands selling glass, silver and jewellery made out of buttons.
Authentic Bedouin Tent with Baklava and Turkish coffee.
Beautiful dolls made out of beads
Photos of Israeli sights and landmarks.
Hand painted wooden tea and coffee boxes.
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