Coca Cola is facing backlash for an ad released in Bangladesh, after BDS critics claimed that the multinational brand has ties to Israel.

The ad features prominent Bangladeshi stars and depicts a shopkeeper convincing a hesitant buyer to purchase Coca-Cola by asserting that the beverage “is not at all from that place,” referring to Israel, and that the company “also has a factory in Palestine.” Although the ad does not explicitly mention Israel, the implication is clear.

A quick Google search reveals that there is no Coca-Cola factory in “Palestine.” However, there are factories in Atarot and Bnei Brak, Israel. This controversy arises as the company’s sales have plummeted by approximately 23% since the war in Gaza and amid calls for a boycott over its alleged ties to Israel.

    Ernest Gutstein June 18, 2024 7:21 am

    Even worse. The clear implication is that Atarot and Benei Berak are in Palestine. “From the river to the sea??”

    Eric Bram June 18, 2024 12:20 pm

    Palestine is the entire area. It’s always been a region, not a nation or a country.

    Dezsi Russouw June 18, 2024 2:57 pm

    Palestine is NOT THE ENTIRE AREA, history will clearly reveal that that the ALL THE LAND from the West Bank of the Euphrates River, to the Arab peninsula, Lebanon and part of modern day Southern Turkey as well as Samaria , Assysia, Jordan and Iraq, actually belong to the Jewish nation and has for 1000’s of years. It was never Palestine’s. Israel today are the true owners of the so called Palestinian land of the West Bank. Jews have always had a remnant of people living in Israel and Judea. Bethlehem and Hebron and all the surrounding towns are Israel’s not Palestine, the temple mount has always belonged to Israel as does the City of David. And Israel as a nation has been a nation since before the Exodus in the time of the Pharoh Rameses. The Romans only called Israel, Palestine, to try and break the spirit of the Jews and they never succeeded. Palestine has never been the region, delve back into ancient history and you’ll find that Israel was NEVER CALLED A PALESTINE REGION.

    Channah June 18, 2024 4:06 pm

    So lovely to read the facts. Gentlemen and gentlewomen never argue with facts. If you are not interested in facts – you are either stupid, a coward, a sycophant , a moron, a barbaric baby killer or an antisemite.

    Juliana DelMonte June 19, 2024 5:25 am

    Omg nobody should drink it anyway let us boycot this poison.

    Also the factory is in Israel

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