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Date Posted: 13:37:45 03/21/07 Wed
Author: DrTaras (Remove My Boycott)
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Subject: Re: Gelson's Support of KPFK's Extreme Anti-Israel Propaganda
In reply to: david 's message, "Gelson's Support of KPFK's Extreme Anti-Israel Propaganda" on 21:18:21 03/19/07 Mon

Gelson's has put forth a satisfactory response (partially below). Please do NOT boycott them. --Ian

...As to the allegation on the “Join the Boycott” website, it has a narrow thread of truth. In fact, Gelson’s was asked to, and did, participate in February in a single fund-raising event for KPFK after we were told that numerous other retailers (such as Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Peets Coffee, Trader Joe’s, and others) were also participating. We donated food and beverages to the event. So far as we can determine at this time, this is the only donation we have ever made to this radio station. Therefore, to call us a “supporter” of KPFK is, at best, a huge exaggeration. We, of course, knew of no real or perceived anti-Israel involvement when we made our very modest donation of food and beverages.

You must know that we would never knowingly support an organization that was demonstrably anti-Israel. Our roots in the Jewish community are deep and continuing. Our support of local Jewish charities is well-known, wide and the single food donation to KPFK is dwarfed by the amounts and support we have continuously given to Jewish causes.

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  • Gelson's First Response -- david, 17:18:01 03/21/07 Wed
  • Re: Gelson's First Response -- Allyson Rowen Taylor (Satisfied), 19:04:57 03/21/07 Wed
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