Controversy sells — and in Brooklyn Heights, it’s also good for the skin.Besides the beauty of the boycotters ending up promoting business for Ahava, you gotta love that a Brooklyn paper refers to Manhattan as "a neighboring city."
Local Jewish leaders and anti-Israel protesters faced off on Montague Street — again — on Tuesday, holding a raucous debate over whether West Bank-made lotions sold at Ricky’s cosmetics shop support Israel’s “illegal” occupation of the embattled region.
In the end, the boycott supporters ended up actually promoting the Ahava products, as Heights residents flocked to Ricky’s with their wallets open.
Ricky’s employees said that they sell out of Ahava products every time there is a protest — and there have been others in Manhattan, a neighboring city.
(h/t Buycott Israel)