Israeli Coalition with Global Coffee Chain ‘Starbucks’

Starbucks logo Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks has been involved in helping Israel and American Army deployed in Afghanistan. In 1998 he was honored by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorahwith “The Israel 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award” for his services to the Zionist state in “playing a key role in promoting close alliance between the United States and Israel”. The Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah sponsors Israeli military arms fairs chaired by the butcher of Jenine -General Shaul Mofaz, Israel’s Minister of Defense. It aims to “strengthen the special connection between the American, European and Israeli defense industries” and “to showcase the newest Israeli innovations in defense”. On the website page of Awards it was mentioned that in 1998 CEO had received an award from Israel but it is hidden afterward. Now it can be seen listed in archives.

Starbucks Corporation is an international coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world with 16,120 stores in 49 countries, including around 11,000 in the United States, followed by nearly 1,000 in Canada and more than 800 in Japan. Starbucks sells hot and cold drinks, snacks, and items such as mugs and coffee beans. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film.

Few years back whilst the Israeli army was slaughtering Palestinians in Jenin, Nabulus and Bethlehem he made a provocative speech blaming the Palestinians of terrorism, he asked people to unite behind Israel. Company also invested in Israel in a joint venture but after heavy loss closed the project but still helping in fund raisers for Israel. Starbucks fully supports Bush’s war of terror and has opened a Starbucks in Afghanistan for the US invaders. Satrbucks in Afghanistan

I am surprised while researching for this topic when I didn’t find any kind of protest or condemn from Muslim countries or expat against the CEO and company. I found a forum having billions of members with discussion about opening a star bucks in Pakistan and many Pakistanis responding to it with mixed views about the coffee not the company. Among 4,709 locations around the world in many countries following are Muslim countries having Starbucks.

– Bahrain
– Palestine (Israel)
– Kuwait
– Lebanon

– Malaysia
– Oman
– Qatar
– Saudi Arabia

– United Arab Emirates

Star bucks provide a glossy pamphlet “We’d love to hear your thoughts” for people to write their comments on.
If you are near a Starbucks outlet and it includes free postage, I would urge to use it for voicing disgust at Starbucks CEO and at Starbucks policy to invest in apartheid Israel. Remember to provide your name and address and ask them to reply to you in writing otherwise your effort will simply be ignored.

We should condemn such companies and boycott their products on our part to let them know how we feel about their actions. There is no harm in protest like this. All expats should also boycott the company and its products to at least minimize the revenue.

8 thoughts on “Israeli Coalition with Global Coffee Chain ‘Starbucks’”

  1. Dear Imran,
    Sorry to say as muslims first we have to learn Islam properly.
    If we will waste our time in learning education, technology and Innovation again we will end up finding a materialistic world which is ruled by Zions. Like the Americans, Britians and Arabs did.
    We have to boycott these brands and try to find out local industry things and I know there are still many things we can use.

  2. Dear Hina

    We muslims around the world particularly Pakistani have no other thing to do but to blame America and Jews for our failures. We can’t work hard enough in any field such as education, technology and innovation as Jews do and if we start boycott Jewish products then i don’t think we have anything left to use.

  3. Hina,

    You have rightly said everything, we (muslims) have to inquire these type of companies and bycot them there main brands who supports Israel and belong to zionist society (skull n bones 322 is also an organization that the ceo of these leading brands stated above are members) like, marlbro, benson & heges, mc donalds, dell, L&M,

    how you recognize these brands, just watch the logo and see lion and horse standing oppositely. Its a chief recognition to trace these type of organization.

  4. @hina
    well, i dont have ay reservatin regarding this wonderful discover and I am sure that like the past, Israelis especially have funded there secret asperations from abroad.
    Ofcourse, UN is more than wlling to put a halt to muslim charities and organizations, but toward Israel they can only condemn. Through the definition of terrorism, its clear that
    “the one wh diectly indulge or in some way or the other supports”………………..
    So congrats Mr Howard Schultz, you have quaified as an internaional terrorist.

  5. @Jamal: try reading the article again. it just seems that u r a fan of a product so anything that is said against it is an offense to u. Many starbucks outlets have been closed specially from this past year. have u heard about the economic downturn/ credit crunch the world is experiencing? well sir it is due to that. i fail to understand what link did u draw between the article and the closure of many outlets of starbucks. the article is very clear in its statements.

    @hina: a very good article…very insightful. insha’Allah this will also help in raising an awareness. u r right there are not enough protests groups regarding this matter. however (u also provided a link to it in ur article) is a very useful website.

    To all: i would request all muslims to refrain from buying danish products…the barcode starts with 57. please note it.

  6. @Jamal
    What i had written is with proofs u can visit the provided links. I had never been to abroad or Starbucks but its my duty to provide info what I think is useful for others . Ur provided link contains list of starbucks store closure which is down sizing not becuase of Israeli connection.

    Starbucks Increases Number of U.S. Company-Operated Store Closures as Part of Transformation Strategy Approximately 600 Underperforming Stores will be Closed as Company takes Significant Step toward Improving Long-Term Profitable Growth this is what they say in ur provided link. How can it proves that they are not funding Israel. If u like to support Israel go ahead and waste ur money on them.


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