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Starbucks: We Don’t Provide Financial Support to Israel

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Starbucks issued a statement saying the company and its CEO do not provide any financial support to Israel or its army. The company updated a 4-year-old statement on its website after the spread of false “rumors that Starbucks or Howard provides financial support to the Israeli government and/or the Israeli Army,” the statement said, referring to Howard Schultz, Starbuck’s CEO, who is Jewish. The statement, a fact sheet in Q and A form, was updated on Aug. 5.

“Starbucks has been and remains a non-political organization. We do not support any political or religious cause. Additionally, neither Starbucks nor the company’s chairman, president and CEO Howard Schultz, provide financial support to the Israeli government and/or the Israeli Army in any way,” the statement said.

The company said in its statement that it closed its Starbucks stores in Israel in 2003 due to “on-going operational challenges that we experienced in that market.”

Starbucks has stores in 65 countries, including nearly 600 in 12 Middle Eastern and North African countries such as Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

JTA

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  1. PeterBella says:

    I am a Catholic. Jesus was a Jew. I will never patronize Starbucks. I do not do business with cowards.

  2. JoseMedina612 says:

    I can see that this is all about money. Pressure from the Arabs forced them to close down their stores in Israel. That is the bottom line. So in essence, they are political. Why doesn’t Starbuck stand up for the Israelis?

  3. MihaelaNazare says:

    romania not want u here to judah!!!!!!

  4. MikeBrittain says:

    I won’t buy his coffee for 5 bucks a cup as he stated he does not support our troops and the war in Iraq or Afghanistan. Nice little diddy of true colors for patronage. They need to stand up for right not the right to make a buck Jewish or not as I am Catholic and go to Port City Java who does support both our troops and Israel.

  5. And Jews as well as all supporters of Israel should boycott thus Starbucks giving them no financial aid.

  6. H’mmmm a company which not only doesn’t pay it’s fair share of taxes, but advertises that it doesn’t trade with the only democracy in the ME. They sound delightful! Remind me never to go in there! #Costasgain

  7. H’mmmm a company which not only doesn’t pay it’s fair share of taxes, but advertises that it doesn’t trade with the only democracy in the ME. They sound delightful! Remind me never to go in there! #Costasgain

  8. Everyone needs to share and boycott Starbucks. In this political climate any negative statement against Israel is portrayed as pro Hamas, pro antisemitic. Schwartz and Starbucks made a big mistake opening their trap without thinking it out better. Boycott

  9. Everyone needs to share and boycott Starbucks. In this political climate any negative statement against Israel is portrayed as pro Hamas, pro antisemitic. Schwartz and Starbucks made a big mistake opening their trap without thinking it out better. Boycott

  10. Ronald Brown says:

    Really ? Well I will not support Starbucks ! Nuff said ! ! Boycot on ! ! !

  11. Ronald Brown says:

    Really ? Well I will not support Starbucks ! Nuff said ! ! Boycot on ! ! !

  12. Yep, no more chai lattes for me , sad!

  13. Yep, no more chai lattes for me , sad!

  14. Then why you should announce it? Just keep silence and do your job,

  15. Then why you should announce it? Just keep silence and do your job,

  16. Any statement like that against Israel ,is not just a “negative comment” it is outright anti-semitism , No BS I don’t drink anything that has Medusa on it ,it’s poison anyway.

  17. Any statement like that against Israel ,is not just a “negative comment” it is outright anti-semitism , No BS I don’t drink anything that has Medusa on it ,it’s poison anyway.

  18. Starbucks should support hamas and isis!

  19. Starbucks should support hamas and isis!

  20. No pennys for sttarbucks,,,,,cause do not support Israel !

  21. Now why would they want to make sure we know that? How much business are they getting from terrorist-sympathizers? Stupid move, Starbucks… you’ve lost my business!

  22. LaurenGoldman says:

    I stopped going to Charbucks (they over-roast their beans) a year ago. Jan Manuel put it so well, not only will I not set foot in their stores again, but I will not accept any item a person or company may want to give me, whether personally, or promotionally. Let their friends in ISIS support them. Of course these same people with whom they are so cozy will ultimately give them the choice to convert to islam or die. The global jihad is already underway, and everyone thinks that if they just make one more appeasement, then everything will be okay, and then another, and then another, etc. And this worked so well for Neville Chamberlain in the 1930s.

  23. I don’t and have never provided financial support to Starbucks.

  24. I don’t and have never provided financial support to Starbucks.

  25. To hell with you then Starbucks!!!

  26. To hell with you then Starbucks!!!

  27. STARBUCK – STARBOYKOTT!!! I GO IN AROMA CAFFEE ISRAEL

  28. Go to hell !! No more Starbucks!!! Coffee bean better looser

  29. Go to hell !! No more Starbucks!!! Coffee bean better looser

  30. Batya Meira says:

    B”H so what? I don’t drink there coffee 🙂

  31. Batya Meira says:

    B”H so what? I don’t drink there coffee 🙂

  32. and I will never give any to Starbucks!

  33. and I will never give any to Starbucks!

  34. Jan Manuel says:

    I will never set foot in a Starbucks again; nor go to the drive-thru; nor purchase any of their products; nor will I accept a Starbucks anything from another person—–ever again. I will encourage my friends to drop this bad habit also. There are plenty of other places to go. Israel is forever; Starbucks is not.

  35. Jan Manuel says:

    I will never set foot in a Starbucks again; nor go to the drive-thru; nor purchase any of their products; nor will I accept a Starbucks anything from another person—–ever again. I will encourage my friends to drop this bad habit also. There are plenty of other places to go. Israel is forever; Starbucks is not.

  36. And I won’t support #starbucks either !

  37. Gil Gilman says:

    I wish I could boycott them, but they have an inferior product, with scads of better choices from numerous competitors, so I never go there. If you ask me, their market share is down and they want to tap into the anti-semitic crowd.

  38. WHY????????????????????

  39. Boycott the impostor state of “Israel”. The terrorist state. Go Palestine!

  40. Who the cares? Your coffee stinks and so does your policy…

  41. Go to hell Starbucks !!

  42. Judith Dowla says:

    No financial support is not the same as giving donations.

  43. Stupid people they did not want to support the troops either will take my business elsewhere and spend less idiots

  44. Looks like I’ll be runnin’ on Dunkin’ from now on

  45. Looks like I’ll be runnin’ on Dunkin’ from now on

  46. Looks like I’ll be runnin’ on Dunkin’ from now on

  47. James Neel says:

    Boycott there stupid ass over prices garabge

  48. Well, get off FB. The inventor is Jewish. Bye bye then. Smell ya later.

  49. Well, get off FB. The inventor is Jewish. Bye bye then. Smell ya later.

  50. Ken Thynes says:

    Guess I won’t be buying anything at Starbucks from now on.

  51. Ali Haider says:

    Zionists are true evils they invaded Palestine and doing genocide of native Palestinians.
    Not Jews many Rabbis are against Israel.

  52. Ali Haider says:

    Zionists are true evils they invaded Palestine and doing genocide of native Palestinians.
    Not Jews many Rabbis are against Israel.

  53. Thaddeus May says:

    Starbucks,never been there , never will

  54. Thaddeus May says:

    Starbucks,never been there , never will

  55. Nancy Besser says:

    Reading articles of Starbucks not doing business in Israel is very shameful to your company and us who side and defend this tiny country and its democracy. Oh well we do not need you . Dunkin Donuts coffee is the best followed by Tim Hortons. Besides they are half price too. Who needs you . I will make sure the Jewish community and supporters will boycott Starbucks.

  56. Starbucks…worthlessss

  57. Starbucks…worthlessss

  58. Caribou will now get my business.

  59. Caribou will now get my business.

  60. And turn in your computer (processor and OS were developed in Israel). Cut off your electricity as CA is using Israeli solar technology to power the grid. Turn in your cell as that tech was developed in Israel. Don’t use Google Maps as that tech was designed in Israel. The list goes on. Now go live in your cave with the rest of the BDS’rs.

  61. And turn in your computer (processor and OS were developed in Israel). Cut off your electricity as CA is using Israeli solar technology to power the grid. Turn in your cell as that tech was developed in Israel. Don’t use Google Maps as that tech was designed in Israel. The list goes on. Now go live in your cave with the rest of the BDS’rs.

  62. Starbucks failed in Israel. And Israeli’s drink tons of coffee.

  63. Starbucks failed in Israel. And Israeli’s drink tons of coffee.

  64. Never liked their coffee anyway! Tastes like Pish water!! Won’t ever go back there for anything!!!

  65. David Cohen says:

    Ali Haider, you are a delusional hater. Tjete has never been a Sovereign State called Palestine. That was a new name given by the Romans as pary of their efforts to sever the Jewish People’s connection to Israel.

  66. David Cohen says:

    Ali Haider, you are a delusional hater. Tjete has never been a Sovereign State called Palestine. That was a new name given by the Romans as pary of their efforts to sever the Jewish People’s connection to Israel.

  67. I dont like Starbucks, now it is one reason more

  68. I dont like Starbucks, now it is one reason more

  69. Kath Hamada says:

    Funny, I tried to read this post multiple times but it seems to have been pulled. Anyway, piss on Starbucks. Am Israel chai, not chai tea!!!

  70. Thomas Lundh says:

    Who needs Starbucks anyway? Bad, over-priced brownish water. 😉 Just go to Aroma (Israeli company) instead.

  71. Abra Berkson says:

    How many times do we have to see this same article?

  72. Vonnie Gross says:

    You’re proud of that?

  73. no wonder they are leaving Australia too i am so glad we don’t want them here either

  74. no wonder they are leaving Australia too i am so glad we don’t want them here either

  75. no wonder they are leaving Australia too i am so glad we don’t want them here either

  76. I will not support Starbucks

  77. Joe Lodrige says:

    Because they support muslims.

  78. Joe Lodrige says:

    Because they support muslims.

  79. Joe Lodrige says:

    Because they support muslims.

  80. Anyone who doesn’t support Israel does not get any support from me. Spread the word give the money to the ID F

  81. Bijan Ilyaie says:

    They have more important places to spend their money..ha! 40% of Starbuck’s benefit goes to support the gay rights and abortion…that’s why! Those who bless israel will be blessed. We accept God’s word over the nonesense of these big companies.

  82. Hey Schwartz ass ! You lost my business forever ! You are slime bag coward & a shame ! Go straight to HELL , you greedy bastard ! PS . You can get a better coffee & value from Mac Donald’s !!

  83. Hey Schwartz ass ! You lost my business forever ! You are slime bag coward & a shame ! Go straight to HELL , you greedy bastard ! PS . You can get a better coffee & value from Mac Donald’s !!

  84. Amanda Mccoy says:

    I worked there for 2weeks and quit.i will always regret not walking out during orientation when they said they don’t support our troops, so they won’t send them coffee. Plus their coffee is nasty and they are pompous. I miss barneys.go back to Seattle and leave everyone else alone.

  85. My tax dollars pay for that and Israel’s artificial existence so why would I do that when I can use them against Zionism? McDonald’s however is usleless and etc…the boycott list goes on. I own “Israel” so what I say goes

  86. History…what would you like to discuss about history?

  87. History…what would you like to discuss about history?

  88. History…what would you like to discuss about history?

  89. Eric Schafer says:

    No one cares; I’m sure the Israelis don’t want your bland coffee, either.

  90. Jakob Zioni says:

    Sad to see Jews not support their own, we need to stick together, especially in times like this.

  91. Mindy Leff says:

    OK I am now off starbucks

  92. Midny Kuplniski I am actually part jewish and both Zuckerberg and I are not zionists.

  93. Who wants to go to Starbucks, the coffee is no good and the prices are outrageous . If the owner is a Jew, he is a bastard because he can never be a descendant of Abraham.

  94. Laura Booth says:

    I didn’t even like their coffee! But what I will do… I will tell all my friends to BOYCOT!

  95. Andy Rossell says:

    Thank goodness , it’s bitter no more.

  96. Andy Rossell says:

    Thank goodness , it’s bitter no more.

  97. Brenda Rom says:

    Your proud to tell the whole world , I wonder if any of you know the meaning of mitzvah!!!!!’ Shame on you

  98. Brenda Rom says:

    Your proud to tell the whole world , I wonder if any of you know the meaning of mitzvah!!!!!’ Shame on you

  99. Brenda Rom says:

    Your proud to tell the whole world , I wonder if any of you know the meaning of mitzvah!!!!!’ Shame on you

  100. Brenda Rom says:

    Your proud to tell the whole world , I wonder if any of you know the meaning of mitzvah!!!!!’ Shame on you

  101. I wonder if all the Hasidim in Lakewood NJ know this? Starbucks lost this Jews money!

  102. Guess I’ll be making my lattes at home from now on.

  103. Sounds like Starbucks coffee is thicker than blood. Good to know…

  104. They don’t supply support to the American army either.

  105. Yori Mendel says:

    Spare us of this repetitive Ad.

  106. Joella Comp says:

    YEP!! You’ve lost mine also!!!

  107. Vicki Spaan says:

    No more Starbucks for me.

  108. Your coffee’s terrible anyway, no loss that you moved out of Israel, because of pressure from Arab countries! We have ארומה NY city has Aroma!

  109. Joey Sorrell says:

    Welp wont be goin there ever again!!!!! I STAND with Israel!!!!

  110. Question! Are all the starbucks oh just a few?

  111. Really do you think so? But probably you right..

  112. Lina Lina says:

    Coffee bean is better anyway

  113. Who is going to miss their brackish brew? A sorry excuse for coffee! Let the Arabs choke on this vile mud. Hope the Whitehouse enjoys this early morning brew.

  114. No more Starbucks for me!

  115. Cowardice towards a country in which they do business with the residents. If I were an Israeli, I would never go in Starbuck’s again!

  116. We don’t need your filthy money produced by perverts! Actually God and us are enough to stand on front of any nation and believe or not. Out Lord will cause all the nations to be against us, our Lord will bring them thinking that they will wipe us out, to their surprise our Messiah will destroy you, all to his glory alone. It’s written so it will happen nobody will be able to stop his anger cause he is coming as a Lyon yes the Lyon of Judah is coming!!!!!

  117. Marcy Pollak says:

    Guess what? I no longer provide profit to Starbucks. Ah! That felt GREAT!!!!!!!

  118. James Moden says:

    Then we will boycott Starbucks, for their anti-Semitism!!!

  119. James Moden says:

    Then we will boycott Starbucks, for their anti-Semitism!!!

  120. I have stopped patronizing Starbucks anyway.

  121. David Grim says:

    Another reason NOT to buy Starbucks.

  122. David Grim says:

    Another reason NOT to buy Starbucks.

  123. And to know the owner is jewish

  124. I and my family will STOP going into Starbucks. STUPIDITY what a company. I bet my life savings that no CEO or the owner of this IGNORANT co. Has never went to ISRAEL

  125. It’s not so much that you Don’t Provide Financial Support to Israel, but it’s that you Didn’t Report Whether you Give Financial Support to Hamas! If this is a Neglect, it should be Corrected! Isn’t this Politically Incorrect? Won’t be buying Starbucks until I see that Report!
    So Sick of the Term, “Politically Correct!”

  126. who cares bout starbuck ?

  127. Deb Hoc says:

    I hate their disgusting expensive coffee anyway.

  128. Well buck out of America then….. go to gaza or syria or iraq….morons !

  129. Howard Shultz a poor Jewish boy grew up in Canarsie Projects in Brooklyn!
    I guess he forgot his Roots.
    When he started his Co. He went to Jewish Stores to try to sell his Coffee!
    Boycot Starbucks!

  130. They will support gay and lesbian people by hiring them though!

  131. Vera Rosen says:

    No more Starbucks

  132. Well, continue drinking my coffee from the house. Much cheaper and much better anyway. You stand against Israel, I won’t do business with you.

  133. Who drinks coffee from a chain restaurant that supports jihadists !? Not me ! Stay strong Israel <3

  134. Christa Dees says:

    No more support for Starbucks.

  135. BOYCOTT ! SHAME ON YOU SCHWARTZ!

  136. So glad there are no Starbucks in my state

  137. No heart no soul no customers!!!

  138. So what? How did this arise, that Starbucks had to even make a statement?

  139. SuzanneScheiner says:

    FYI…I have seen that they use CANCER causing ingredients..not to mention the sugar factor in their frapps.

  140. SuzanneScheiner says:

    And the caramel beverages is crushed bugs..eww

  141. AnitaJereCannonDalbey says:

    We have stopped going there. Can’t support their agenda. Is saving us money – and we buy more products from Israel.

  142. SandyBrodsky says:

    I’m sorry for the young people that work at Starbucks I was a good tipper. Now I will go somewhere else for my coffee.

  143. JudithGrayson916 says:

    starbucks closed down their stores in Israel? didn’t know. now, wi th their stupid statement I will never go in there.

  144. JaneSmith121 says:

    Everyone who loves Israel needs to boycott Starbucks.

  145. RuthBrackin says:

    I heard that on 9/11, the firefighters & others like them, went to a starbuck down the street, & they had to pay for some WATER!!

  146. MarkRutkowski says:

    I wonder if “ongoing operational challenges” means that they couldnt keep the store open since it was being bombed by terrorists all the time.

  147. JackieRozell says:

    Cowards.

  148. CarolSueBoimanCoy says:

    Seriously? Saying you do not support Israel because you are nonpolitical IS a political statement in favor of terrorists and bowing to Arab pressure. Fashionable cowards!

  149. RuthMorris-Vaillancourt says:

    Thank you for telling me because I will never buy another coffee from Starbucks…….stupid company!

  150. RuthMorris-Vaillancourt says:

    Maybe because the top people are supporting the enemy!

  151. ClaytonLeroyDallas says:

    Well I won’t support Starbucks either .what you worried people won’t buy their anymore ,what about your Jewish customers .think twice before making an unnecessary comment Starbucks .well down digging yourselves an hole .just bury yourselves now why don’t you.

  152. SheilaKnoll says:

    I’ve been to Israel and I’m not trying to defend Starbucks but actually the reason they closed their stores in Israel is that Israel’s Aroma coffee stores are so much better that Starbucks couldn’t get a foothold. Aroma’s is the best coffee I’ve tasted. They’ve opened 2 stores in The USA. One is in New York and one is in LA.

  153. RachelSampson says:

    Israelis did not like their coffee…they have better choices. they did not succeed in Israel.

  154. JoseMedina612 says:

    Sheila Knoll I’ll have to find that one. One thing I do know is that people have different tastes.

  155. RitaKansiz says:

    I am a CHRISTIAN and I will NOT spend 1 Penny at Starbucks
    let the enemy give them the all mighty Dollar

  156. JaneSchlachter879 says:

    Why don’t you support Israel?? Shame on you! Under Hamas not only would your corporation be taken but YOU would disappear.

  157. DavidJosephTendrich says:

    Sheila Knoll Aroma has 2 locations in NYC ;-). And I agree. Starbucks culture and Israeli culture and very far apart lol. I don’t think this was an “anti-Israel” move on their part, I think they did what good businesses do: tried a new market, and unfortunately it failed.

  158. ScottBryanKanner says:

    The truth is certainly alot less dramatic than these raving idiots who are claiming starbucks is Anti Israel

  159. IrwinGraulich says:

    Schultz is a self hating Jew from Brooklyn. He is as involved in Judaism as my dog. He proves a point that I have made for a long time–you can be very successful, and still be a total .

  160. LarryM.Rome says:

    so well put I am going with your comment

  161. GaryW.Harper says:

    Starbucks is as liberal and pro-nanny state as they come. Any Statist from the middle of the 20th century would have loved them.

  162. GaryW.Harper says:

    A perfect grasp of this imperfect situation. I see you are actually literate, Lauren.


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