“We heard the details of what happened and felt your pain,” says a letter from a group of Israel lovers from Finland, the Netherlands, England, the US, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, and Germany, to the 13-year-old boy from Yitzhar, outside Shechem, who a few weeks go was attacked, together with two dozen friends, by an Arab lynch mob.
“We were happy to hear that everyone returned home safely and we hope that you remain upbeat, encouraged, and continue to hike throughout the many trails in Israel without fear. We support you and see in you a future generation that will maintain the safety and security of Israel,” the letter continues.
This warm support came from foreign activists of Lev HaOlam, an Israeli group mixing patriotism and business fighting the BDS movement by offering folks an opportunity to purchase the very products that are being boycotted, grown or manufactured in Judea and Samaria.
Using the services of Lev HaOlam, Arja Niemelä from Finland, Brigitte from Switzerland, Koen and Joeky janusch from Holland, Joseph VanTine, England, Elazar and Pearl, Singapore, Esther Kluge, Germany, Alison Turk, Canada, Milly Arbib, Italy, and Steve Patterson from Texas—to name a few—sent the Bar Mitzvah boy and his friends Halva snacks from Barkan and Chocolate coins from Hebron, as a sign of solidarity and love.
Bonny and Neil Weinrab from Florida commented, “We want the kids to know that we support them, and that we pray that God will protect them and all the courageous people that protect the Land of Israel for the all the Jews across the world.”
Lev HaOlam’s founder Nati Rom said in a statement, “I bless those who sent the letter on their purchasing of present for the children. The attackers, the BDS, and the supporters of the boycott of Judea and Samaria products, all share the same mission, which is the annihilation of the State of Israel, and specifically the expulsion of Jews from this wonderful piece of land.”