Don’t try to be my friend. And here is why:
One of the owners of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, is a renown Zionist with a reputation for supplying monetary funds to Israel and forging the connection between Israel and the U.S. In 1998, the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah gave Starbucks the “The Israel 50th Anniversary Tribute Award”, an honor that was mentioned at some point on the Starbucks awards website but was mysteriously removed after the uproar it caused among the supporters of Palestine. The original can still be seen in the archives.
Howard Schultz has also claimed publicly that Palestinians are to blame for the hostilities. As reported by Elisa Hahn for King 5 (Seattle), 04/04/2002:
What is going on in the Middle East is not an isolated part of the world. The rise of anti-Semitism is at an all time high since the 1930’s.
The Palestinians aren’t doing their job they’re not stopping terrorism.
Let me put it this way. If your home town (say, Quebec) was settled and occupied by another country (say, British Canada) and the US supported the occupiers with money, weapons, and media control, would you help the occupiers in any way? Would you help the occupiers spread the word that your people are terrorists and racists? Would you support those who bash your people as unable to comply with peace treaties that do not benefit them in the least?
It’s just a matter of perspective.