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'Best Part Of Being Jewish'

Donald Trump has suggested customers should begin boycotting Starbucks because the company's traditional red holiday cups don't have any Christmassy decorations.

"Did you read about Starbucks?  No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks," the bloviating billionaire told a rally in Springfield, Illinois, this week. 

As Starbucks Expands Into Sub-Saharan Africa, Still No Signs of Stores in Israel

Closing Israeli stores was “the right decision for our business,” says the company.

07/14/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Starbucks Corp. still has no plans to reopen Israeli branches of the famed coffee shop, but the company announced Tuesday that it will open its first South African chain next year in Johannesburg through Taste Holdings Ltd. A few stores already operate in Cairo and Casablanca, Morocco, but this will be their first attempt to break into South Africa’s coffee market.

Not every effort to reach customers overseas has been successful for the Seattle-based brand.  Wikimedia Commons

Starbucks’ Venti Israel Problem

08/18/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Israel has always been a fraught topic. Raised in a Brooklyn Jewish family, he’s been accused of supporting Israel and also of not supporting Israel, although in general he keeps his religious sentiments and commitments very private.

Grounds for controversy?

Starbucks, McDonalds Caught In Israel/Gaza Crossfire

Non-combatants drawn into the PR war get flak for allegedly supporting Israel, or not supporting it enough.

08/13/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Israel has always been a fraught topic. Raised in a Brooklyn Jewish family, he’s been accused of supporting Israel and also of not supporting Israel, although in general he keeps his religious sentiments and committments very private.

Report: Starbucks To Buy 10 Percent Stake In SodaStream

04/23/2014 - 20:00

JERUSALEM  — Starbucks is in advanced talks to buy 10 percent of Israeli home soda machine company SodaStream, an Israeli business daily reported.

Watching Frankenstorm From Inside Moishe House

Frankenstorm Sandy brought us New Yorkers a new perception of this city, teaching us about a “New York City is a city that can actually sleep.” This new New York is a city that is under water. It suffered over 30 casualties, the evacuation of 400,000-plus people, the loss of water and electricity.

The city that sleeps? Oy. Wikimedia Commons

The Hand Of God And The Hands Of People

Writing on the Algemeiner’s web site shortly before Hurricane Sandy hit, Simon Jacobson asked us to consider the “deeper implications” of the catastrophic event.

That includes the "hard-to -ignore coincidence of the hurricane striking the most heavily populated part of the country, including Washington DC, just a week before the Presidential election – winds from above disturbing the final whirlwind campaign efforts of both candidates.”

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