Starbucks blocks Iranian-owned Press TV from its customer Wi Fi service

The rabidly anti-semitic terrorist sympathizers of radical Islamist-owned Press TV are whining about being blocked from user-access in Starbucks.

Press TV  A blogger, by the name of N. Salem chronicled the step-by-step challenge of trying to access the Press TV website from famed-coffee cafe Starbucks in 2011. Asking: “Why do you think Starbucks is blocking PressTV.com?” 

We called Starbucks to find out why certain websites would be accessible and not others but associates didn’t offer a definitive answer. The President, Chairman and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz, has openly supported anti-Iranian Israeli policies. There has been other evidence in the past that may suggest that PressTV is purposely being blocked from the American public.

A quick web search pulls up a truckload of websites on a hate campaign against Starbucks and its chairman, Howard Schultz. In 2002, Schultz made a speech blaming the Palestinian people for the deadlock in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations and suggested that the Palestinian resistance against Israel was a “manifestation of anti-Semitism.” 

In 1998, Schultz was honoured by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah and presented with the “Israel’s 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award.” Aish HaTorah describes itself as an “apolitical international network of Jewish education centres.” However, the organization’s actions suggest that it advocates Zionist (Israeli) supremacy in the Middle East. Although Schultz’s spending record is private, it has been reported that the Starbucks chairman gives financial support to the Zionist cause.

Because of this, a rumor about Starbuck’s funding the Israeli military went viral a few years ago, along with protests demanding worldwide boycotts of Starbucks.

Brendan O’Neill wrote about the “Schultz letter” proving the Starbucks-Israel link:

Many of the claims about ‘Zionist coffee’ and a link between Starbucks and the Israeli military spring from a letter allegedly written by CEO Howard Schultz. Dated 11 July 2006, and titled ‘A Thank You To All Starbucks Customers’, Schultz apparently said that ‘with every cup you drink at Starbucks you are helping with a noble cause’: ensuring the ‘continued viability and prospering of the Jewish State’. Schultz seems to say that the $5 billion donated by America to Israel every year is ‘no way near enough to pay for all the weaponry, bulldozers and security fences needed to protect innocent Israeli citizens from anti-Semitic Muslim terrorism. Corporate sponsorships are essential [too]’. Schultz thanks Starbucks customers for helping him to raise ‘hundreds of millions of dollars each year’ to support the state of Israel. This seemingly Starbucks-damning letter has been on the internet for two-and-a-half years, and it now underpins much of the current anti-Starbucks, pro-Gaza protesting. 

However,

the ‘Schultz letter’ is a hoax; worse than that, it’s a piece of satire that has been accepted by some people as fact. The letter was written, not by Schultz, but by Andrew Winkler, an Australian-based ‘anti-Zionist media activist’ of German origin. It was published as a parody of Schultz, and clearly advertised as a parody, on the anti-Zionist website ZioPedia on 11 July 2006. Winkler later wrote: ‘The Howard Schultz spoof letter has caused quite a bit of a stir… Howard Schultz never wrote that letter, I did.’  Yet now it has become something like a modern, internet-shared version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: a hoax document supposedly written by a Jew which is cited by some people as evidence of Zionist wickedness.

Regarding the author of the hoax letter, Andrew Winkler is a Holocaust denier