Saturday February 21, 11am
Starbucks Store, Queen’s Plaza (near corner of Adelaide & Edward Sts, City)
Starbuck’s chairperson, Howard Schultz is an active supporter of the apartheid state of Israel. While Starbucks has been trying to damp down its pro-Israel image, and in particular, distance themselves from the actions of their CEO, the facts speak for themselves:
* In 1998 Shultz was honoured by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah with “The Israel 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award” for his services to the apartheid state of Israel and his promotion of the “close alliance between the United States and Israel”. This organisation insists that the occupied Palestinian territories should be described only as “disputed”. It also funds the pro-Israel propaganda website honestreporting.com and Israeli arms fairs chaired by the General Shaul Mofaz – known as the “butcher of Jenin” for his role in the 2002 massacre in Jenin.
* In 2001 Gideon Meir, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, complimented Mr Shultz for helping American students to hear “Israeli presentations on the Middle East crisis” after he sponsored pro-Israel, anti-Palestinian seminars on college campuses.