Update April 19, 2007:
ZOA Spurs Coca-Cola To Address Plight Of Jews Whose Property Was Stolen By Egypt
ZOA Action Alert:
Coca-Cola should be ashamed of its unfair and immoral conduct. The Company holds itself out as “more than a beverage company” — it’s a “corporate citizen of the world” that’s supposed to “act in every instance with honesty, integrity, accountability and respect.” Coca-Cola tells its employees to “never engage in behavior that harms the reputation of the Company. If you wouldn’t want to tell your parents or your children about your action — or wouldn’t want to read about it in a newspaper — don’t do it.”
Then why is the “Coca-Cola Bottling Companies of Egypt”
operating on the property of Jewish victims of anti-Semitism?
Please Take Three Simple Steps To Get Coca-Cola To
Live Up To Its Own Credo And Compensate The Bigios For Their Loss.
1. Tell Coca-Cola That You Don’t Support Companies That Participate In And Benefit From Anti-Semitism.
Write to: E. Neville Isdell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
P.O. Box 1734
Atlanta, GA 30301
and/or call Coca-Cola at: 1-800-GET COKE (438-2653)
Dear Mr. Isdell,
I condemn Coca-Cola’s treatment of the Bigio family, whose property was stolen from them by the Egyptian government in 1962, in a campaign of anti-Semitism. Knowing this, Coca-Cola nevertheless acquired an interest in the Bigios’ property — which is now being occupied by the “Coca-Cola Bottling Companies of Egypt” — and has refused to compensate the Bigios for their loss.
I will not buy Coca-Cola products until you right the wrong that’s been perpetrated against the Bigio family. No company that prides itself on a reputation of honesty, integrity, accountability and respect, should be participating and benefiting from anti-Semitism.
2. Boycott Coca-Cola Products! There are many, including A&W, Bacardi Mixers, Canada Dry, Crush, Dasani, Dannon, Dr. Pepper, Fanta, Fresca, Fruitopia, Hi-C, Horizon, Joy, Minute Maid, Nescafe, Nestea, Nature’s Own, Schweppes, Seagrams, Sprite and TaB. For a complete list, go to http://www.thecoca-company.com/brands/brandlist.html.
3. Forward This Action Alert To Everyone You Know!
Your Activism Will Send A Message That Decent And Fair-Minded People Won’t Stand Idly By When Companies Act With Impunity Against Innocent People.
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The Zionist Organization of America, founded in 1897, is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. The ZOA works to strengthen U.S.-Israel relations, educates the American public and Congress about the dangers that Israel faces, and combats anti-Israel bias in the media and on college campuses. Its past presidents have included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and Rabbi Dr. Abba Hillel Silver.