Support for Israel

Pro-Israel companies.

Here is a list of 18 companies that we should go out of our way to support and the reasons why.

I strongly urge that we do so.



1. The Chairman and CEO of STARBUCKS , Howard Schultz, is an active Zionist. In 1998 he was  honored by the Fund of Aish HaTorah with 'The 50th Anniversary  Friend of Tribute Award' for his services to the Zionist state in 'playing  a key role in promoting close alliance between the and '.  At a time when other businesses were desperately pulling out of

,  Starbucks decided to help 's floundering economy and invest in ..  It has been revealed that Starbucks still continues to support by  sponsoring fund raisers for   .

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2. THE  LIMITED STORES , Express, Lerner New York , VICTORIAS SECRET and BATH  & BODY WORKS: The Limited, Inc. was founded by Leslie H. Wexner in 1963 in  Columbus , Ohio . Includes: THE LIMITED STORES, Express, Lerner ,  SECRET and BATH & BODY WORKS, and employs over 115,000 people. Its  founder, president and CEO Les Wexner is a Zionist. He is on the board of  directors of Emet, the Pro-Israel Media 'War Room' whose function is to ensure  that all media in the stays biased in favor of . In 1984, Les Wexner  who is one of the world's 200 wealthiest people created the Wexner Foundation.  Its mission statement is 'strengthening Jewish Leadership in North America and  .' One of the programs the Foundation runs is the Wexner Israel  Fellowship Program which annually brings up to ten Israeli have participated  thus far. The Wexner Foundation sponsors 'Birthright ' - a program that  pays for young American Jews to take free indoctrination trips to . It is  also a long-standing supporter of Hillel - the bastion of Zionism on  campus.

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3. THE  HOME DEPOT : Its founder and co-chairman of the Board is an active  Zionist. He created the board of directors of Emet, the Pro-Israel Media 'War  Room' whose function is to ensure that all media in the stays biased in favor  of .

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4. DISNEY : Walt Disneys Millennium exhibition at the Epcot Centre in   depicts as the capital of . Of the 8 million dollars it cost to  set up the exhibition, contributed 1.8 million and worked with Disney to  develop its content.

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5. AOL/TIME WARNER : AOL ALLOCATES 30% OF ITS INVESTMENT  PORTFOLIO IN . (Can you believe it?!)

The buy up of Israeli  company Mirabilis, creators of ICQ (internet chat program), for $287m in 1998  forms part of AOLs investment in ..

In 1998, Mr. Ted Leonsis, CEO  of AOL studios (a business unit of AOL) received the Jubilee Award by the  Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded by  the 'State of in recognition of those individuals and organizations that  through their investments and trade relationships have done the most to  strengthen the Israeli economy.

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6. COCA COLA : From 1966 onward Coca-Cola has been a staunch supporter  of . In 1997 the Government of Economic honored Coca-Cola  at the Trade Award Dinner for its continued support of for the  last 30 years and for refusing to abide by the Arab League boycott of .  In contrast Pepsi abided by the Arab League boycott of which ended in May  1991, after 1992 Pepsi is also trading in . In 2001 the Coca-Cola World  Headquarters hosted and was the main sponsor of the American-Israel Chamber of  Commerce Awards Gala. It has been revealed that Coca-Cola sponsors  training programs for its workers on subjects including the Israeli-Arab  conflict. The course content is created by a company funded by the Jewish Agency  and the Israeli government. In July 2002, it has been announced that Coca-Cola  is to build a new plant at Kiryat  Gat.

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7. ESTEE  LAUDER : Estee Lauder's chairman, Ronald Lauder, also one time chairman of  the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, is the  current president of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) - Ronald Lauder is an ardent  Zionist.

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8. SARAH LEE . (Includes Hanes, Playtex, Leggs, Champion). This is  also not to be confused with the frozen snacks company. This is in regard to the  clothing giant. Sara Lee owns 30% of 's leading textile company Delta  Galil. Sara Lee is the world's largest clothing manufacturer, this opens the  worlds markets to Israel , with cloths originating in and being sold  around the world under one of the many famous Sara Lee brands.

In 1998,  Mr. Lucien Nessim of Sara Lee Personal Products received the Jubilee Award by  the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded  by the 'State of ' in recognition of those individuals and organizations,  that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to  strengthen the Israeli  economy.

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9. FOX  TELEVISION, FOX ENTERTAINMENT : The News Corporation Limite is one of the  world's largest media companies with total assets as of September 30, 2005 of  approximately; US $58 billion and total annual revenues of approximately US $18  billion. News Corporation's diversified global operations include the production  and distribution of motion pictures and television programming; television,  satellite and cable broadcasting; the publication of newspapers, magazines and  books; the production and distribution of promotional and advertising products  and services; the development of digital broadcasting. News Corporation is the  world's leading publisher of English-language newspapers with operations  worldwide. The Company publishes more than 175 different newspapers, printing  more than 40 million papers a week.

Murdoch's New Corp. invests heavily  in . Murdoch News Corporation was one of three companies that was  lauded for their support of at the America-Israel Friendship League  Partners for Democracy Awards dinner (25th June 2001);Murdoch himself co-chaired  the dinner. News Corp.'s digital technology company based in   ,

called NDS, has grown from 20 to 600 employees in the past  decade.

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10. NESTLE : The Swiss company owns 50.1% of Israeli food maker Osem  Investments. In Dec. 2000, it announced it will invest millions of dollars to  operate the new R&D centre in . In 1998, Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe  on behalf of Nestle, received the Jubilee Award by the Israeli Prime Minister  Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded by the 'State of ' in  recognition of those individuals and organizations, that through their  investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the  Israeli economy.

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11. OVERSEAS ADVENTURE TRAVEL : Company is based in Massachusetts , is  known for their many world tours and relatively cheap group travel. The company  donates money to over 50 countries in which it operates in to help fund schools,  food aid, etc. and averages between $5,000 and $25,000 per country. However,  received a flat $1,000,000 from Overseas Adventure Travel, as it's  president is a  Zionist.

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12. IBM : IBM invests heavily in . IBM senior vice-president and  general counsel, Lawrence Ricciardi, who noted that his company employs 1,700  people in Israel, said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post, 'This wedge of  land and the huge ideals it represents are very important to IBM.' IBM was one  of three US companies that was lauded at the America-Israel Friendship League  Partners for Democracy Awards dinner ( 25th June 2001 ) hosted by Sharon. In May  2002 the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce awarded IBM the Ambassador's Award'  in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the development of the Israeli  high-tech industry and to advancing trade between the U.S.and Israel. IBM  established operations in 1949 and was the first large American company with a  wholly owned subsidiary in Israel , introducing computers to the  country.

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13. KIMBERLY-CLARK : (Huggies, Kotex, Kleenex) In 1998, Mr. Robert P.  Van der Merwe, chairman of Kimberly-Clark Europe received the Jubilee Award by  the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded  by the 'State of ' in recognition of those individuals and organizations,  that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to  strengthen the Israeli economy. Kimberly Clark Corp owns 49.9% interest in  Israeli company Hogla (6/96) through America-Israel PaperMills  $49.9m.

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14. RIVER  ISLAND clothing chain, ISROTEL and IBROTEL HOTELS in Spain and Portugal ,  BRITANNIA PACIFIC PROPERTIES. (This one probably relates least to any of us) - a  diversified international investment company, with headquarters in . They said to be one of the largest real estate owners in the  Metropolitan area. It appears that the British based Lewis Trust  Group is one of the companies developing hotels in the Aqaba Region. David  Lewis, the Chairman of the company, is a prominent supporter of . Mr  Lewis's activities have included the raising of money for the Jewish National  Fund. He is also a member of the Israel-Britain Business Council. This  organization is dedicated to the development of the , by  channelling British capital to the occupied territories for the benefit of the  Zionists and the exploitation of the Palestinians.

15. NOKIA : Nokia have started to invest heavily in . Nokia  general manager Lars Wolf said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post (4 March  2001): 'We are really focusing on Israel from all perspectives, because we have  an internal project called 'Project Israel ' which means we a re looking at  Israel from a networks perspective, from the perspective of Nokia Ventures  Organization, and also from the perspective of Nokia Research Center.' Nokia  Venture Partners, a branch of Nokia Ventures Organization, launched a new $500  million fund in December 2000 and allowed that a 'disproportionate' amount of it  would go into Israeli companies. is on the lookout for  Israeli start-ups with which it can  cooperate.

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16. TIMBERLAND : (clothing, shoes, boots, jackets, etc.) Timberlands is  a $1.1 billion footwear, apparel & accessories company. Its President and  CEO Jeffrey Swartz is an active Zionist. In a recent 'solidarity visit' to  Israel, where he made it clear he was speaking as the CEO of Timberland, he  suggested sending 100 IDF soldiers to the US for a week as ambassadors for  Israel. Although Timberland is a publicly traded company, his family holds  approximately 47% of the stock and has approximately 81% of the voting  power.

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17. DESERT EAGLE : Desert Eagles are the only firearms that does  not buy from the or other countries. However, many of the parts of these  firearms are imported from other countries and they are merely assembled in  . Regardless, prides them as their own and it is strictly an  Israeli company.

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18. CATERPILLAR : Caterpillar is a company based in that  manufactures large construction equipment such as bulldozers, tractors, various  demolition equipment and has a line of 'tough guy' clothing apparel. Caterpillar  happily supplies Israel with all of its current fleet of D9 and D10 bulldozers,  some of the largest armoured bulldozers in the  world.