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Date Posted: 01:52:42 03/29/07 Thu
Author: david
Author Host/IP: adsl-69-235-34-136.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net /
Subject: Whole Foods' Long Time Support of KPFK, Broadcaster of "Radio Intifada"

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:24:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: **********@yahoo.com
Subject: Whole Foods' Long Time Support of KPFK, Broadcaster of "Radio Intifada"
To: john.mackey@wholefoods.com, walter.robb@wholefoods.com, ac.gallo@wholefoods.com, fred.shank@wholefoods.com, ashley.hawkins@wholefoods.com, amy.schaefer@wholefoods.com, kate.lowery@wholefoods.com
CC: jointheboycott@inbox.com

To Whole Foods: Please Respond

I am a shopper at Whole Foods. However, about three weeks ago, after seeing your name among the list of 2007 supporters of the extremist anti-Israel KPFK, broadcaster of "Radio Intifada" (providing food during their fund drive - and apparently in 2005 and 2006 too), I decided I could no longer shop at Whole Foods until that situation was corrected.


To the public, your support of KPFK implies your endorsement of their anti-Israel views as expressed in their " Radio Intifada" broadcasts. Specifically, I mean this kind of extremism:

[Israeli] "Massacres in Palestine and Lebanon"
[Israel's] "Military, Economic & Demographic Wars against Palestinians"
"AIPAC's Influence on US Foreign Policy"

Their materials are even anti-semitic such as this from the KPFK Fund Drive which Whole Foods helped support:

For $65 gift – “Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State”


The very use of the name "Intifada" indicates KPFK's support for terrorism against Israeli civilians - suicide bombings, Kassam rocket attacks, gunning down families in cold blood, etc.

Is this the kind of material with which a wholesome company like Whole Foods should be associating its name?

Whole Foods is popular and enjoys a good reputation among friends of Israel. It is offensive to those customers that Whole Foods would spend their customer revenues on supporting KPFK's anti-Israel propaganda. Those customers are owed an explanation and an assurance that Whole Foods dissociates itself from KPFK's extremist anti-Israel views and will not be making any further investments in KPFK or its like.

Until this matter is satisfactorily resolved, I will not be shopping at Whole Foods and will be advising my friends to do the same.

I look forward to your response.


Los Angeles, CA

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