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25 Jul, 2014

U.S. businesses set to face heat as Gaza conflict sparks cola wars – Haaretz

Businesses in Turkey and India are spurning Coca-Cola in response to the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, according to several news sources.

Social media activists are also making calls to boycott consumer companies that do business with Israel in general and Coca-Cola, which has had a bottling plant in Israel since the 1960s, in particular.

Ironically, Pepsi, which shunned Israel during the Cold War era in deference to the Arab boycott, has also fallen victim.

Many restaurants and small business have pulled Coca-Cola from their menus or shelves, according to Today’s Zaman, which also noted that a major union called for a boycott of Israeli products on Sunday.

Read the rest: Gaza conflict sparking cola war abroad – Middle East Israel News | Haaretz.