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Another Reason to Boycott Starbucks: Supports Israeli Aggression

A leter written to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in response to statements at synagogue in Seattle:
"What is going on in the Middle East is not an isolated part of the world. The rise of anti-Semitism is at an all time high since the 1930's...The Palestinians aren't doing their job they're not stopping terrorism."
 investorrelations@starbucks.com
and/or call their customer relations
Starbucks Customer Relations
PO Box 3717
Seattle, WA 98124-3717
(206) 447-1575 x82900

Dear Starbucks:

I was sipping my cup-o-jo this morning,
purchased from one of your stores here
in Durham, NC at the price of nearly
three dollars (Redeye-2 shots). I felt
pretty stupid spending that much money
for the morning "fix", but did so anyway.
Bad habits die hard.

Then I opened my e-mail and realized that
I was much more stupid than I thought.

So your CEO supports what Israel is doing
and is labeling opposition to Israel's
war crimes as anti-Semitism?

What a pant-load!

Maybe the Israeli reservists who refuse
to fight beyond the 1967 borders are
anti-semitic?

 http://www.seruv.org.il/defaulteng.asp

Maybe the Israeli activist organization
Gush-Shalom is anti-Semitic?

 http://www.gush-shalom.org/

Or perhaps Rabbi Michael Lerner of
Tikkun is anti-Semitic?

 http://www.tikkun.org

Or is the point that anyone who is
not Jewish who is critical of
Israeli war crimes is anti-Semitic?

I don't think so.

I am not anti-Semitic....nor are
the Jewish activists I know who are
trying to save Israel from itself.

I am, though. anti-Starbucks.

This is my last cup of your poison.

[snip]
Durham, NC
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The Starbucks' contact information is as
follows:

Starbucks Coffee Company
Investor Relations S-FP1
P.O. Box 34067
Seattle, WA 98124-1067
Or call: (206) 447-7950 ext. 87118
Or e-mail:  investorrelations@starbucks.com

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 http://www.king5.com/localnews/NW_040402WABschultz.43d45a4b.html

Starbucks CEO says anti-Semitism on the rise
Howard Shultz warns American Jews against
complacency

04/04/2002

Reported by Elisa Hahn, KING 5

SEATTLE - Divisions within the Jewish community
were on display Thursday in Seattle as Starbucks CEO Howard
Schultz criticized Palestinian inaction in the Middle East while
others protested the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

"If you leave this synagogue tonight and go back
to your home and ignore this, then shame on us," Howard Schultz
told a crowded temple of Jewish Americans on Seattle's Capitol Hill.

Schultz warned other Jews against sitting back
and doing nothing.

"What is going on in the Middle East is not an
isolated part of the world. The rise of anti-Semitism is at an all
time high since the 1930's," he said.

"The Palestinians aren't doing their job they're
not stopping terrorism."


While reaction inside the temple to Schultz's
remarks grew from a warm reception to a standing ovation, the mood
outside the temple was different.

A handful of Jews gathered there to protest the
Israeli government's actions of late and their occupation of
Palestinian lands.

There were similar sentiments Thursday at Seattle's Westlake center.

"We only get the side that talks about Palestinians as terrorists. As
if all the civilians right now living in a state of siege and terror
are terrorists and they're not," said protestor Alethea Mundy, whose
younger brother is in Bethlehem doing relief work for Palestinian
refugees.

She's worried about her brother, but realizes
that everything is relative.

"This is what the Palestinians live with every
day, two weeks is nothing for my brother,"


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"Our children deserve a world free of the terror
of hunger, free of the terror of poor health care, free of the
terror of homelessness, free of the terror of ignorance, free of the
terror of hopelessness, free of the terror of policies which are
committed to a world view which is not appropriate for the survival of a
free people, not appropriate for the survival of democratic
values, not appropriate for the survival of our nation, and not appropriate
for the survival of the world."
- Dennis Kucinich, A Prayer for America

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The ugly excuse rears its head again 15.Apr.2002 09:00

Dumb ass lefties suck

Wow, you have Jewish friends. The Billy Graham excuse. Of course you dont ask for a boycott of companies that do business in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, etc. Hmm. GO STARBUCKS!!!!