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Starbucks: We Don’t Provide Financial Support to Israel

By: JTA

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.

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144 Responses to “Starbucks: We Don’t Provide Financial Support to Israel”

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Ronald Brown says:

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

  7. Ronald Brown says:

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Starbucks should support hamas and isis!

  15. Starbucks should support hamas and isis!

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

  17. 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!

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

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

  20. To hell with you then Starbucks!!!

  21. To hell with you then Starbucks!!!

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

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

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

  25. Batya Meira says:

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

  26. Batya Meira says:

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

  27. and I will never give any to Starbucks!

  28. and I will never give any to Starbucks!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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.

  33. WHY????????????????????

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

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

  36. Go to hell Starbucks !!

  37. Judith Dowla says:

    No financial support is not the same as giving donations.

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

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

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

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

  42. James Neel says:

    Boycott there stupid ass over prices garabge

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

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

  45. Ken Thynes says:

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

  46. Ali Haider says:

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

  47. Ali Haider says:

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

  48. Thaddeus May says:

    **** Starbucks,never been there , never will

  49. Thaddeus May says:

    **** Starbucks,never been there , never will

  50. 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.

  51. Starbucks…worthlessss

  52. Starbucks…worthlessss

  53. Caribou will now get my business.

  54. Caribou will now get my business.

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