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Starbucks Hates Israel And Their CEO Is Bragging About Their Muslim Operation

“We operate Starbucks stores in Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates in the Middle East and North Africa region.”

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Starbucks wants nothing to do with Israel

Coffee chain Starbucks has plenty of stores across the world, and plenty in Muslim nations. But one country where they proudly will not operate is in the nation of Israel. Starbucks closed all their stores over 11 years ago in the Holy Land, and today’s announcement effectively reveals they are boycotting Israel. Wouldn’t a steaming-hot cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee taste so wonderfully good right about now?

“The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.” Psalm 129:4,5

The coffee chain has issued a statement announcing that neither Starbucks nor CEO Howard Schultz “provides financial support to Israel,” or to its army, in the wake of what Starbucks called “false rumors.”

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“We operate Starbucks stores in Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates in the Middle East and North Africa region.”

The company, which is known for flooding markets with its stores, also pointed out that it closed all of its stores in Israel in 2003 because of “operational challenges.”

Spokesman Jim Olson wouldn’t specify what challenges the company faced in Israel, but did say the decision to leave “was not related to political issues.”

Questions and Answers from the official Starbucks website:

Is it true that Starbucks or Howard Schultz provides financial support to Israel?

No. This is absolutely untrue. Rumors that Starbucks or Howard provides financial support to the Israeli government and/or the Israeli Army are unequivocally false. Starbucks is a publicly held company and as such, is required to disclose any corporate giving each year through a proxy statement.

Has Starbucks ever sent any of its profits to the Israeli government and/or Israeli army?

No. This is absolutely untrue.

Is it true that Starbucks closed its stores in Israel for political reasons?

No. We do not make business decisions based on political issues. We decided to dissolve our partnership in Israel in 2003 due to the on-going operational challenges that we experienced in that market. After many months of discussion with our partner we came to this amicable decision. While this was a difficult decision for both companies, we believe it remains the right decision for our businesses.

Do you have plans to re-open should the opportunity arise?

We decided to dissolve our partnership in Israel in 2003 due to the on-going operational challenges that we experienced in that market.

When and where the business case makes sense and we see a fit for the Starbucks brand in a market we will work closely with a local partner to assess the feasibility of offering our brand to that community. We will therefore continue to assess all opportunities on this basis. At present, we will continue to grow our business in the Middle East as we have been very gratified by the strong reception of the brand in the region. We continue to work closely with our business partner, the Alshaya Group, in developing our plans for the region.

Do you work with a Middle East partner to operate Starbucks stores?

Through a licensing agreement with trading partner and licensee MH Alshaya WLL, a private Kuwait family business, Starbucks has operated in the Middle East since 1999. Today Alshaya Group, recognized as one of the leading and most influential retailing franchisees in the region, operates nearly 600 Starbucks stores in the Middle East and Levant region. In addition to its Starbucks stores, the Alshaya Group operates more than 2,600 retail stores in the Middle East, Russia and North Africa, providing jobs for more than 40,000 employees of more than 110 nationalities.

We are extremely fortunate and proud to have forged a successful partnership for the past fifteen years and look forward to building on this success.

In which Middle Eastern and North African countries do you operate?

We partner with Alshaya Group to operate Starbucks stores in Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates in the Middle East and North Africa region. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many communities, and we are committed to providing the Starbucks Experience while respecting the local customs and cultures of each country we are a part of. We are also committed to hiring locally, providing jobs to thousands of local citizens in the countries where we operate.


 

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Antisemitic Flyers Alleging That ‘COVID Is A Jewish Conspiracy’ By A Group Called Goyim Defense League Turning Up In States Across The Country

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Jewish Americans across the country woke up to antisemitic letters and flyers delivered to their homes this week, a continuation of an anti-Jewish campaign by white supremacist group Goyim Defense League.

The God who wrote the Bible, when He walked this earth the first time, walked it as a Jewish man, and His name was Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, Jesus the Christ. He has chosen people, out of all the nations of the earth, to call His own, the Jews are that people. If you as a Christian want God’s blessing, then you need to do two things. One, give them the gospel, they won’t likely want it, but give it to them anyway. Two, when you see them attacked and persecuted, stand up for them. If you’ll do those two things, you will be far ahead of about 90% of every professing Christian on the face of the earth here in the closing moments of the Church Age.

“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2 (KJB)

A lot of people look at the financial success that God has granted His people, the Jews, and they are consumed with jealousy and envy. As such, they concoct hateful nonsense like ‘The Protocols Of the Learned Elders Of Zion’, the Goyim Defense League, and garbage replacement theology from supposed “christians” like Texe Marrs and Chuck Baldwin. Let me assure you from the Bible that the Church does not replace Israel, and Christians do not replace Jews. In the meantime, pray for the Jewish people, that many more would be saved, and pray for Israel as they prepare to go through the time of Jacob’s trouble. When you get home to Heaven, you will be so very glad you took my advice.

Jews across United States harassed with wave of antisemitic letters to homes from Goyim Defense League

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: Letters in plastic bags were placed on several driveways of residents in Jacksonville, Florida over the weekend, First Coast News reported on Monday.

“We’re right across the street from a school,” Amber Wilson told First Coast News. “Lots of kids live here. We don’t want this kind of stuff here. It feels really violating knowing that was even in this neighborhood.”

“Every single aspect of gun control is Jewish,” read some flyers distributed in plastic bags throughout Long Island on the weekend, according to media reports.

“Extremely disturbed to learn of another incident of antisemitic flyer distribution on Long Island, this time in Freeport,” wrote the Anti Defamation League (ADL) New York and New Jersey chapter. “We continue to speak out against this hate and antisemitism, which has no place in our community.”

Afaf Nasher, Executive Director of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)  condemned the flyers, saying: “This increased presence of Nazi-inspired, racial supremacist propaganda at our doorsteps is a chilling reminder that we are facing brazen extremists’ intent of fueling hate in our neighborhoods. CAIR-NY condemns these anti-Jewish flyers and re-affirms our solidarity to our Jewish brothers and sisters.”

Pictures of the Long Island flyers were branded with the logo of the Goyim Defense League, a white nationalist organization that appears to be responsible for the bulk of the campaign. As with the materials spread this week, they are often packed in plastic bags and placed in front of homes.

In early August, GDL posted flyers with similar content to those on Long Island in Nashville Tenessee, according to images shared by the NGO Stop Antisemitism. In addition to the same phrase as those on the Freeport flyers, they claimed that “Every single aspect of mass immigration is Jewish.” The flyers also contained a list of Jewish NGOs accused of promoting mass migration, and pictures of several American politicians with Stars of David imposed on their foreheads.

“Every single aspect of the media is Jewish,” read another GDL pamphlet left in front of homes in Redding, California on July 24, AnewsCafe reported. “6 Jewish corporations own 96% of the media.”

Neo-Nazis demonstrating outside Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit on the same day in Tampa, Florida distributed GDL pamphlets. Hundreds of plastic bags filled with pebbles and letters claiming that “Every single aspect of the COVID agenda is Jewish” were distributed to homes in Miami, Florida on January 23. The same flyers were found in front of a Melbourne synagogue a week prior.

According to Stop Antisemitism, the GDL has been distributing anti-Jewish conspiracy materials for four years. The GDL, whose name is a play-off of the name of the Jewish Defense League and ADL, maintains a YouTube “clone” site called “Goyim TV.” Jon Minadeo Jr. of Petaluma has been identified by Stop Antisemitism as a leader of the group. READ MORE

Continuing a disturbing trend in Jacksonville this year, antisemitic messages are being dropped off at people’s homes, now in San Pablo.

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Global Outrage As Never-Funny Comedian Whoopi Goldberg Says That ‘Jews Are White’ And That The Nazi Holocaust Was ‘Not About Race’

Whoopi Goldberg stoked more controversy on Monday evening when she tried to apologize for saying the Jews ‘Holocaust isn’t about race’.

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Whoopi Goldberg stoked more controversy on Monday evening when she tried to apologize for saying the ‘Holocaust isn’t about race’ by asserting race is only about skin color and the Nazis ‘had to do the work’ to find out who was Jewish.

Honestly, there is so much wrong here, I trow not where to begin. First of all, in typical Liberal fashion, the never-funny host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, thinks that racism is something that can only be perpetrated by ‘white people’. It doesn’t get more ignorant that that unless you were to compound that stupidity with statements like the Nazi Holocaust was ‘not about race’, and that the ‘Jews are white people’. Are you kidding me? How is it possible Whoopi was not immediately put on suspension for saying this obvious anti-semitic garbage? You know why. It’s because she’s a Liberal and she’s black, so she is not held accountable for her words because racism.

“The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.” Lamentations 2:5 (KJB)

The Jews are indeed a race of people, God’s own people chosen in the ‘furnace of affliction’, your King James Bible tells us. While some of them may be light-skinned, they are not ‘white people’ from the Caucasoid region of Europe where we get the term ‘Caucasian’ from. Secondly, the Nazi Holocaust was at its core racist, and while the concentration camps murdered 6 million mixed-race gentiles, its main target was to extinguish one race of people, the Jews. Whoopi Goldberg would call for the immediate canceling of anyone who made the same remarks that came from her own mouth, and yet, she feels a lukewarm and insincere ‘apology’ suffices for her grievous verbal spewing. Whoopi Goldberg is a racist, she should be fired from The View, and if she was white she would be. Now who’s the racist?

Whoopi Goldberg, 66, on Monday sparked uproar when she claimed on The View that the Holocaust was ‘not about race’ because it was white people killing white people

FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK: During an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert after her comments on The View about the Holocaust caused international outcry, Goldberg, 66, said she understood why she had angered people. But she didn’t stop there, and instead tried to explain why she thought the killing of six million Jews by the Nazis was not about race because Jews are white.

‘When you talk about being a racist, you can’t call this racism,’ she said. ‘This was evil. This wasn’t based on skin. You couldn’t tell who was Jewish. You had to delve deeply and figure it out. My point is: they had to do the work. If the Klan is coming down the street and I’m standing with a Jewish friend, I’m going to run, but if my friend decides not to run, they’ll get passed by most times because you can’t tell who is Jewish. You don’t know.’

Her appearance on Colbert, where she also plugged her return to the Star Trek franchise, came hours after she apologized for her comments earlier that day.

‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race. I stand corrected,’ she tweeted.

‘The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver. I’m sorry for the hurt I have caused.’

Goldberg’s remarks sparked fury around the world, including in the UK, with many criticizing the actress for her misunderstanding. In the UK, high profile politician and judge Justice David Wolfson referred to a speech he had made about ‘universities being at the forefront of tackling anti-semitism’. While British comedian David Baddiel said he appreciated Whoopi’s statement about reconsidering what she had said about race.

She also said during the interview: ‘I feel, being black, when we talk about race it’s a very different thing to me. So I said I thought the Holocaust wasn’t about race. And it made people very angry. I’m getting a lot of mail from folks and a lot of anger. But I thought it was a salient discussion because as a black person I think of race as being something that I can see.’

The Manhattan-born Academy Award winning actress and comedian, who has hosted The View since 2007, told Colbert that she received plenty of criticism over her remarks.

‘It upset a lot of people, which was never ever ever my intention,’ Goldberg said.  ‘People were very angry, and said no, we are a race. And I understand. I felt differently. I respect everything everyone is saying to me. I don’t want to fake apologize.

‘I am very upset that people misunderstood what I was saying. And because of it they are saying I am anti-Semitic, and denying the Holocaust, and all these other things that would never occur to me to do. I thought we were having a discussion about race, which everyone is having.’

Goldberg, who is well known for her provocative and controversial comments, admitted to Colbert she ‘did a lot of harm to myself’ with her Holocaust remarks.

‘People decided I was a certain way. And I’m not,’ she insisted. ‘And I’m torn up people see me that way. I did it to myself. This is my thought process and I will work hard not to think that way again.’ READ MORE

Whoopi Goldberg: ‘The Holocaust isn’t about race’

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Staff Librarian In Washington, DC, Instructed Third Graders To Reenact Hitler’s Holocaust By Acting Out The Shooting Of Jews In Ditches

A librarian at Watkins Elementary School in Washington, D.C., directed third graders to re-enact the Holocaust in stunning anti-semitism.

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A staff librarian at Watkins Elementary School in Washington, D.C., directed third graders to re-enact the Holocaust, including asking them to dig ditches for mass graves and simulate shootings, according to an email that the school’s principal sent to parents late Friday. One student was instructed to portray Hitler, the email said.

It is vital that the Holocaust be taught in schools, so that every generation will know what happened to God’s chosen people under Adolf Hitler, who fulfilled the biblical type of Antichrist in 7 particulars, but this lesson plan had another angle to teach from. In far left Washington, DC, a staff librarian instructed third graders to reenact the shooting of Jews by Nazis, and then having them push the ‘dead bodies’ into a ditch. What’s the lesson? Anti-Semitism.

“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Joel 3:1,2 (KJB)

As long as we’re on the subject, let me tell you another thing that is anti-semitic, the dividing of God’s land of Israel to give to the Palestinians, that is highly anti-semitic. But, as the prophets have spoken, it is something that God will allow. Why would He do that? To give the enemies of Israel enough rope to hang themselves, so that when the judgment falls from the sky during the time of Jacob’s trouble, God will be fully justified in the Tribulation that results.

Third-Graders Instructed to Re-enact Scenes From Holocaust, Principal Says

FROM DYNUZ: The staff member leading the activity at Watkins Elementary School, in the Capitol Hill section of southeast Washington, also reportedly made antisemitic statements during the episode, Principal MScott Berkowitz said in the email.

The staff member has been placed on administrative leave while the matter is investigated, Mr. Berkowitz said. The episode has also been referred to the district’s Central Equity Response Team, which commonly responds to hate and bias incidents, Mr. Berkowitz said.

“I want to acknowledge the gravity of this poor instructional decision, as students should never be tasked to act out or portray any atrocity, especially genocide, war or murder,” Mr. Berkowitz said. “In no way is this lesson supported by the school’s leadership or D.C.P.S. curriculum,” he added, referring to the District of Columbia Public Schools.

The student assigned to the role of Hitler is Jewish, according to a parent, The Washington Post reported. The child, The Post said, was told to pretend to commit suicide, as Hitler did. Another parent, The Post reported, said her son had to pretend to be on a train to a concentration camp and then act as if he were dying in a gas chamber. This student, the parent said, also had to act as if he were shooting his peers.

The third grade had been working last week on a research project that would result in a classroom presentation before winter break, Mr. Berkowitz said in his email. But officials received reports on Friday that students were being asked to re-enact the Holocaust as part of library time, he said.

Mr. Berkowitz, who did not immediately respond to a message late Sunday, did not release the staff librarian’s name in his email. A spokesman for District of Columbia Public Schools also did not confirm the name. But parents, including one whose child was in the class, identified the woman as Kimberlynn Jurkowski, who, according to her LinkedIn profile, has been a library specialist with the school district since 2014. Ms. Jurkowski did not respond to a message sent via social media, and calls to several numbers listed for her were not answered.

This was not Ms. Jurkowski’s first run-in with a school district. She was convicted in October 2013 of defrauding the Hamilton Township School District, in New Jersey, of nearly $24,000 in a tutoring scam, according to The Press of Atlantic City, a local newspaper. The district, according to the newspaper, paid for tutoring for Ms. Jurkowski’s two children, but she and the tutor continued to bill the district for several months after the tutoring stopped.

The report said she cooperated with the state and entered an intervention program, which is typically for first-time offenders and usually ends with the removal of a conviction from a person’s record. A spokesman for D.C.P.S. did not respond to a question about whether the district was aware of Ms. Jurkowski’s prior troubles.

Enrique Gutierrez, the spokesman, said in a statement that officials had started an investigation of the Holocaust re-enactment.

“This was not an approved lesson plan,” he said, “and we sincerely apologize to our students and families who were subjected to this incident.” The post Third-Graders Instructed to Re-enact Scenes From Holocaust, Principal Says appeared first on New York Times. READ MORE

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