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McDonald's Corporation is a major corporate partner of the Jewish United Fund and Jewish
Federation. According to the Jewish United Fund, through its Israel Commission it "works to
maintain American military, economic and diplomatic support for Israel; monitors and, when
necessary, responds to media coverage of Israel". The Jewish United Fund also runs "Funfilled Summer Family Missions to Israel" where families get to "visit an army base and meet
with Israeli soldiers" and "visit our sister city, Kiryat Gat and see the important work we are
doing there". Kiryat Gat is built on stolen Palestinian land - the lands of the villages of Iraq
Al Manshiya and Al-Faluja whose residents were ethnically cleansed in 1949 in contravention
of International Law. Through its "Partnership to Israel" programme, the Jewish United Fund
provides $1.3 million annually to help further settlement and development of Kiryat Gat.
The Jewish Federation, through its Israel Action Network is tasked to fight "efforts to boycott
Israeli products" and "campaigns, such as equating Israel with apartheid South Africa".
Another way McDonald's supports the Jewish United Fund is by running a partnership
scheme whereby they will match any donation an employee make to the Jewish United Fund
with its own equal size donation.
McDonald's first restaurant in the Middle East was in Israel, opened in 1993, since then it
has 160 restaurants in Israel (1996) with a 60% market share, employing around 4000
Israelis. Since April 2009 McDonald's has also opened 15 branches of McCafe chain in Israel,
with plans to open 10 new branches every year.
McDonalds discriminates against its Arab workers, in 2004 it sacked an Arab worker in Israel
because she was caught speaking arabic to another Arab employee. Arabic, along with
Hebrew, is the official language of Israel spoken by 20% of the population.
According to the American Jewish Committee (AJC), whose Executive Director "regularly
meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu", McDonald's in July 2001
immediately pulled an advertising campaign in Egypt when the ADC contacted them to
complaint that the singer featured in the advert had in the past performed a song critical of
Israel. Within 24 hours of the complaint, the advert was cancelled and according to the
Egyptian franchise of McDonald's "all copies of the tapes were whisked 'back to the main
offices'"!

Starbucks
Howard Schultz, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks
who also owns 31.6 million shares of Starbucks stock (worth around $1.4 billion in Nov
2011) is an active zionist.
In 1998 he was honoured by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah with "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 ultra-right
wing Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah funds Israeli arms fairs chaired by the butcher of
Jenin, General Shaul Mofaz, and the zionist media pressure group honestreporting.com,
they were also implicated in the production and distribution of the infamous islamophobic
film 'Obesession'. Starbucks proudly displayed the award on the company's website under
the section of 'awarda and accolades' the Starbucks company has won, however, once the
boycott started to bite the award mysteriously disappeared from its website.
Howard Shultz work as a propagandist for Israel has been praised by the Israeli Foreign
Ministry as being key to Israel's long-term PR success. On April 4th 2002, whilst the Israeli

army was slaughtering Palestinians in Jenin Howard Shultz made a provocative speech
blaming the Palestinians, suggesting the intifada was a manifestation of anti- Semitism, and
asked people to unite behind Israel. Starbucks also sponsors fund raisers for Israel.
At a time when other businesses were desperately pulling out of Israel, Starbucks decided
to help Israel's floundering economy and open Starbucks in Israel. The venture failed but
Shultz has vowed Starbucks will return to Israel in due course.
Starbucks has opened outlets in US bases in Afghanistan and Iraq, and at the illegal torture
centre in Guantanamo Bay. Customer Relations say "Starbucks has the deepest respect and
admiration for U.S. military.. who risk their lives to protect Americans and our values of
freedom and democracy". Petty Officer Barry Tate who is serving in Guantanamo Bay agrees
that Starbucks is helping "lift the morale" of the guards and interrogator's at Guantanamo
Bay.

oca Cola
A detailed account of Coca-Cola's links to Israel is provided here:
http://www.inminds.com/boycott-coca-cola.html
A summary:
From 1966 Coca-Cola has been a staunch supporter of Israel. In 1997 the Government of
Israel Economic Mission honored Coca-Cola at the Israel Trade Award Dinner for its
continued support of Israel for the last 30 years and for refusing to abide by the Arab
League boycott of Israel.
Every year Coca Cola bankrolls the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Awards which
honors companies that have contributed most to the Israeli economy. In 2009 a Coca-Cola
sponsored award went to Israels Lobby AIPAC for its successful lobbying of the Senate to
reject of the UN call for "immediate ceasefire" and endorse the continuation of the Israel
military assault on Gaza.
In 2008 Coca-Cola tasked the Israeli venture capital Challenge Fund to locate suitable
investments in Israel with a promise of "a blank cheque . This agreement is exceptional in
the Israeli venture capital industry.
In 2009 Coca-Cola hosted a special reception at the Coca-Cola world headquarters to
honour Brigadier-General Ben-Eliezer. Ben-Eliezer is a wanted war criminal, during the SixDay War his unit was responsible for the execution of over 300 Egyptian POWs. Under
Sharon, Ben-Eliezer served as Defence Minister presiding over the massacre at Jenin.
For the past two decades, nearly every year, Coca-Cola has sponsored the JCC Maccabi
Games whose stated aim is to cultivate Jewish youth in an informal setting to "encourage
their identification with the state of Israel". As part of this, Coca Cola has sponsored young
children to visit Israeli military bases and spend time with war criminals in order to
engender empathy, in their own words "visit an air force base.. talk with the pilots that are
the elite Israel Defense Force units..meet fighters of the army.".
Coca-Cola Israel, Israel's third largest food & beverages company, owns dairy farms in the
illegal Israeli settlements of Shadmot Mechola in the Jordan Valley and a plant in the
industrial zone of Katzerin in the occupied Golan Heights.

Nestl
Nestl is the world's largest food company, it owns 53.8% share of leading Israeli food
manufacturer Osem, an investment worth over $850 million.

In 1998, Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe on behalf of Nestle, received the Jubilee Award by the
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu [Jubilee Award]. Following the award in June 2002 Nestle
opened its Research & Development Centre in Israel, in Sderot. And since then it has
steadily increased its investment in Israel, its initial 10% stake in Osem has now grown to a
controlling 53.8%. Nestle also owns Nespresso Israel Ltd in Tel Aviv which supplies coffee
brewing equipment. In 2010 Nestle acquired a 51% stake in Israeli babyfood company
Materna Laboratories for $72 million.
Nestle has 9 factories in Israel, which after China(18) and Russia(11) is the highest number
in any country in Asia - disproportionately high when one considers its size and population.
And in May 2011, Nestle announced plans to build another factory in Israel, an ice cream
plant worth $40 million.
Nestl also owns 30% stake in L'Oral, another company on the boycott list.

Danone
In July 1998 Danone opened its R&D facility in Israel - the Danone Insitute, and later the
same year in October 1998 Mr. Franck Riboud, on behalf of Danone received the Jubilee
Award by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.[Jubilee Award]
Danone owns a 20% share of Israel's second largest food company, the Strauss Group.
Danaone Israel is the hub supplying Danone products to the whole Middle-East including
Turkey, Greece, Egypt and Jordan.