Gaza conflict provokes anti-Jewish violence in Europe
Facts about Starbucks in the Middle East (after several Starbucks in London were trashed, firebombed, and vandalized)
Is it true that Starbucks provides financial support to Israel?
No. This is absolutely untrue. Rumors that Starbucks Coffee Company 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. In addition, articles in the London Telegraph (U.K.), New Straits Times (Malaysia), and Spiked (online) provide an outside perspective on these false rumors.
There unquestionably is now a rising tide of Anti-semitism in the wake of the Gaza invasion. This is as mindless as blaming all Americans for the policies of George Bush.
Firebombing a Starbucks because you think their CEO is a Zionist is sickening and thuggish. An economic boycott might be a genuinely effective approach, but it should be launched against companies that sell weapons to Israel and are thus profiting from the war.
Tip: UJ in a comment here.