Let me correct myself about Starbucks & BDS: the BDS administrators report that Starbucks is not on the list of companies to boycott because of associations with Israel. They no longer have retail outlets there & claim they have no other business ties with Israel or the settlements. The confusion is that Starbuck’s Executive Chairman Howard Schultz is prominent in Zionist politics. Some suggest that he has distanced the company from Israel as a business strategy but for a while he kept no such distance himself. He accepted Israeli awards & honorifics for promoting the alliance between the US & Israel & described Palestinians as terrorists. He seems to have toned down some of his grandstanding for Israel in the past several years because of its impact on the business. So the verdict is that Starbucks is not on the BDS list. It’s a public company & Schultz reportedly only owns a 4-percent share.