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Thursday, October 8, 2009


COMPANY :Coca-Cola


Dr Pepper (Schweppes-see below)
Kia Ora


(Note that Coca-Cola doesn't own Cadbury-Schwepps company but has just aquired its soft drinks brands in around a 100 countries excluding USA, France, South Africa, Belgium, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Germany. Eg. in UK Dr Pepper (Schweppes) is Coca-Cola, in USA it isn't so check the can.)

*For FULL PRODUCT LIST see [9] below


From 1966 onward Coca-Cola has been a stauch supporter of Israel.[4]

In 1997 the Government of Israel Economic Mission honored Coca-Cola at the Israel Trade Award Dinner for its continued support of Israel for the last 30 years and for refusing ro abide by the Arab League boycott of Israel. [1]

[ In contrast Pepsi abided by the Arab League boycott of Israel which ended in May 1991, after 1992 Pepsi is also trading in Israel - see [2] ]

In 2001 the Coca-Cola World Headquarters hosted and was the main sponser of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala.[5].

It has ben revealed that Coca-Cola Israel sponsers 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.[ 6]

In February 2002, Coca-Cola teamed up with "Friends of Israel" and National Hillel to cosponser a lecture given by the infamous zionist correspondent Linda Gradstein at the University of Minnesota.[3]

In July 2002, it has been announced that Coca-Cola, in return for millions in incentives from the Israeli government, is to build a new plant on stolen Palestinian land at Kiryat Gat.[7]

In October 2005, Coca-Cola increased its investment in Israel by buying a 51 percent controlling interest in the Tavor Winery.[11]



The Southern Shofar -- the Jewish newspaper of Alabama

http://www.bham. net/shofar/ 1997/0697/ nbriefs.html

Coca-Cola honored by Israel in Atlanta

The American Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Israel Economic Mission honored Coca-Cola and chairman Roberto Goizueta at the Israel Trade Award Dinner in Atlanta on May 29. Goizueta has worked for Coca-Cola since 1954, transferring to the Atlanta headquarters in 1964. In 1980 he was elected president and chief operating officer.

Coca-Cola has served the Israeli market for 30 years, refusing to abide by the Arab League economic boycott of Israel. For decades, this cost Coca-Cola the opportunity to sell its products in Arab countries.


http://www.snopes2. com/cokelore/ israel.htm

Prior to 1992, Pepsi had backed the other horse, choosing to service the lucrative Coke-less Arab markets in the boycott days. For its decision to stay out of Israel (and thus itself avoid being placed on the Arab League's blacklist), Pepsi faced continued criticism in the United States. In certain circles it was considered politically incorrect to be seen drinking Pepsi.

The Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith investigated claims that Pepsi was participating in the boycott of Israel. U.S. law prohibited American companies from taking part in this boycott, but the law was vague, and outright violations were hard to pin down. Nothing ever came of the investigations, and Pepsi was never placed on the American government's list of violators.


On Tuesday February 19th 2002, Coca-Cola helped through a partnership with the University of Minnesota, fund a pro-Israel propaganda lecture given by Linda Gradstein. The event was cosponsored by zionist organizations like Friends of Israel, and National Hillel.


http://www.israel- mfa.gov.il/ mfa/go.asp? MFAH00ul0

The Israeli government website (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in its timeline of key events in Israels history lists only six events for the year 1966. One of the six acknowledges Coca-Cola's support for the zionist state:

"Coca Cola announces its plans to open a plant to produce Coca Cola in Israel, despite the Arab boycott"


http://www.rdu- yok-meg.org. il/HereAndNow/ Newsletter/ newsletter. htm

On October 11th 2001, Coca-Cola World Headquarters hosted the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Eagle Star Awards Gala in which “Israeli Company of the Year”, “Israeli Technology of the Year”, etc awards were given out by Israel’s Economic Minister to North America. The Coca-Cola Company was also the Platinum sponser of the whole event.


http://www.meitar. org.il/news/ news.htm

Coca-Cola Israel is sponsering training programmes for its workers from the immigrant communities, especially from the former Soviet Union, who have not been brought up in the zionist "culture" and who "often have difficulty integrating" . The subject matter of the program includes the Israeli-Arab conflict. The workers attend weekly meetings where participants have to read and analyze texts. The organisation running the program, Meitar, is also funded by the Jewish Agency, and the Israeli Ministries of Education and Absorption.


Coca Cola to build plant on stolen Palestinian land

Coca-Cola, in return for millions of dollars in tax breaks from the Israeli government, is to build a new plant in Israel on land stolen from the Palestinians. The new plant will employ 700 israelis.

The land in question is Qiryat (Kiryat) Gat. Intel is already facing possible legal problems for building its chip plant on the same stolen land. The Kiryat Gat industrial park is built on the lands of the village of Iraq Al Manshiya whose residents were ethnically cleansed in 1949 in contravention of International law.

For full information please see::

Original story appeared in Ha'aretz(19- July-2002)


It has been reported on the internet that Coca-Cola has launched a grotesque advert in Israel depicting the Dome of the Rock with a Coke logo. For more information on this HOAX advert please see:



A&W-Ko, Ambasa, Andifrut, Andina Nectar, Aqua, Aquarius, Aqvaris

Bacardi Mixers, Barq's, Beat, Beverly, Bibo, Bimbo, Bimbo Break, Bistrone, Bjare, Bolt, Bonaqa, Bonaqua/Qa, Bonaqa Plus, Bori Bori, Bright And Early, Burn

caffeine free Coca-Cola, caffeine free Coke Light/diet Coke, Cafielle, Canada Dry-Ko, Canning's, Cappy, Caprice, Chinotto, Ciel, Citra, Charrua, Cherry Coke, Chinotto Light, Chivalry, Chotto Kaoru, Chuhai, Coca Ii, Coca-Cola, Cocoteen, Cool From Nestea, Cresta-Ko, Cristal, Crush-Ko, Crystal

Dasani Water, Delaware Punch, diet A&W-Ko, diet Andina Nectar/Andina Nectar Lt, diet Barq's, diet Canada Dry-Ko, diet Charrua, diet Cherry Coke, diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, diet Cool From Nestea, diet Crush-Ko, diet Dr Pepper-Ko, diet Fanta, diet Hi-C, diet Hi Spot-Ko, diet Inca Kola, diet Kia Ora-Ko, diet Krest, diet Lift, diet Lilt, diet Minute Maid Soft Drink, diet Mello Yello, diet Mr Pibb, diet Nestea, diet Oasis-Ko, diet Schweppes-Ko, diet Sport-Ko, diet Sprite/Sprite Light, diet Squirt-Ko, diet Tai, Drim, Dr Pepper-Ko

Emblem, Eva

Fanta, Fanta Bitter, Fanta Still, Finley, Fioravanti, Five Alive, Frazer & Neave, Fresca, Frescolita, Frisco, Fruitia, Fruitopia, Fruitopia Tea, Fruit Tree, Frugos, Fruktime

Georgia, Georgia Club, Gini-Ko, Gold Spot, Grand Blue, Grapette

Hachimittu, Hawai, Hi-C, Hires-Ko, Hi Spot-Ko, Hit, Horizon, Huang

Ice Mountain, Inca Kola, Itu

Jet Tonic, Jinmeile, Jozuni Yasai, Judor

Kapo, Kia Ora-Ko, Kin, Kinley, Kochakaden, Koumi Soukai, Krest, Kuat, Kuat Light, Kuli, Kyun

Lactia, Leafs, Lift, Lilt, Limca, Limonade

Master Chill, Master Pour, Maaza, Meijin, Meisuimeguri, Mello, Mello Yello, Mer, Mezzo, Migoro-Nomigoro, Minaqua, Minuano, Minute Maid, Minute Maid Ades And Punches, Minute Maid Juice To Go, Minute Maid Premium Choice, Minute Maid Soft Drink, Mireille, Mr Pibb

Nagomi, Namthip Water, Nectarin, Nescafe, Nestea, Nevada, New Vegitabeta, Nihon Alps Mori No Mizudayori, Nordic Mist, Nusta

Oasis-Ko, Ok, Old Colony-Ko

Parle, Pepe Rico, Pion, Play, Poms, Powerade, Private Label, Pulp

Qoo, Quatro

Ramblin' Root Beer, Real Gold, Red Flash, Red Lion, Refresh Tea, Rimzim, Rosalta, Roses-Ko, Royal Tru

Samson, Santiba, Saryusaisai, Schweppes-Ko, Seasons, Seiryusabo, Seltz, Sensun, Sera, Shanhaiguan, Shikikurabe, Shpla, Simba, Smart, Sokenbicha, Solo-Ko, Sonfil, Soonsoo, Southern Sun, Sparletta, Sparletta Ginger Beer, Sparletta Iron Brew, Splash, Sport-Ko, Sprite, Spur-Ko, Squirt-Ko, Stoney Ginger Beer, Sunfill, Sunfilled, Sunkist-Ko, Sun Valley, Surge

Tab, Tab X-Tra, Tahitian Treat-Ko, Tai, Tasters Choice, Tian Yu Di, Tiky-Ko, Thums Up, Top, Toppur, Tropical - Tccc, Tuborg Squash, Tuborg Squash Light, Tutti-Ko


Variety Pack, Vegitabeta, Vital

Wink-Ko, Woorijip


What else does Coca-Cola get up to?

Apart of its support for Israel what else does Coca-Cola get up to?

1. Double Standards - Coca-Cola Toxic in India

A Coca-Cola can bought in India is not the same as one bought in the US or UK - in India it will contain over 30 times the EU limit for pesticides and include banned substances blamed for birth defects and cancer.

http://www.inminds. co.uk/boycott- news-0422. html

2. Coca-Cola accused of killing workers in Colombia

Trade unions around the world have launched a boycott of Coca-Cola products, alleging that the company's locally owned bottlers in Colombia used illegal paramilitary death squads to intimidate, threaten and kill its workers

http://www.inminds. co.uk/boycott- news-0396. html

Still want to drink Coke?


Coca-Cola increase investment in Israel

18 October 2005

Haaretz has reported that The Central Bottling Company (Coca-Cola Israel) has bought the 51 percent controlling interest in the Tavor Winery, furthering its ambition to have a holding in every sector of the beverages business.

Central Bottling Company confirmed the report, which brings the soft drinks company smack into the heady realm of wine making, though refused to be drawn on the price paid.

For years the Central Bottling Company had been looking for a medium-sized or big winery to buy and turn into a subsidiary.

Tavor Winery an Israeli company is based on occupied Palestinian land at the foot of Mount Tavor, overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

http://www.haaretz. com/hasen/ spages/635442. html

URL: http://www.inminds. com/boycott- coca-cola. html

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