January 29, 2015, - 4:07 pm

Don’t Buy Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian KIND Snacks: The Food That Funds Jihadist “One Voice”

By Debbie Schlussel

I WON’T buy KIND brand food and snacks. And if you support Israel and oppose Palestinian Islamic terrorism, then you shouldn’t either. Ditto if you don’t like the United States, under Obama AND Bush, getting involved in Israeli politics. And here’s why: Every Single Time you buy a KIND snack, you are supporting anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, pro-Muslim propaganda and activism.

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KIND Snacks: Very Kind and Healthy to Jihad; For Israel, Not So Much

Over the years, I’ve been meaning to write about why I refuse to buy KIND brand food and snacks. And now is the time. If you’ve been following the controversy over “One Voice,” the anti-Israel, far-left group to which the Obama State Department gave oodles of money (so did Bush’s State), then you need to remember the name, Daniel Lubetzky. A self-hating, far-left, anti-Israel Jew, he is the founder and President of One Voice, as I noted years ago on this site. AND he is the founder and President–and LARGEST individual shareholder of KIND Healthy Snacks. Every time you buy KIND food, you are funding his anti-Israel, far-left efforts, including “One Voice’s” attempts to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and get a left-wing, pro-Palestinian Prime Minister elected in his stead.

I first wrote about One Voice just over a decade ago on this site, when the Bush Administration helped finance One Voice and transformed it from a fringe, unknown pet project of Lubetzky’s into a force in Israeli and Palestinian politics, along with help from FOX News and Bill O’Reilly, both of whom pimped the group endlessly. At the time, President Bush and his lefty, pro-Palestinian Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice a/k/a Condi Clueless, in the original Arab Spring, were pushing for elections in Gaza, just as they pushed for them in Iraq and Lebanon, etc. That was after they pressured Israel to pull out of Gaza and give this historically Jewish land (but for a brief occupation by Egypt) to the Palestinians.







Condi Clueless and Bush insisted on Palestinian elections because they naively claimed that these “moderate,” “peaceful” Muslim were liberal democrats who would elect Bush’s chosen terrorist democrats, Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah Palestinians. To that end, the Bush State Department gave One Voice millions of dollars to create campaign ads pushing Fatah over HAMAS in ads that featured “American Gigolo” actor Richard Gere (hardly a celeb in the Muslim world), as well as an avowed Palestinian terrorism-supporting imam and Greek Orthodox church spokesman (also a terrorism supporter). By the way, the terrorism-supporting imam in the Bush/One Voice ads also praised the destruction of America. Predictably, the silly ads didn’t work, and HAMAS was elected to power in Gaza, where it brutally rules to date. Yes, George W. Bush was the father of “Arab Spring.” And the patron financier of of One Voice.

At the time, actor Jason Alexander, “George Costanza” on “Seinfeld,” was the spokesmodel for “One Voice.” In a softball interview on FOX News’ “O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly and Alexander pimped “One Voice,” which was, again, receiving millions from the Bush State Department, as a voice for “change” and “peace” in the Palestinian-Arab conflict. Alexander’s and “One Voice’s” solution: to allow all of the so-called Palestinians anywhere in the world to participate in Israel’s elections via computer vote, which would mean that Israel would instantly cease to exist, via phony computer vote of non-citizens. O’Reilly thought this was a wonderful solution. Now, FOX News pretends it is against “One Voice,” because the funding is coming from the Obama State Department. But when it was under the Bush State Department, it was all smiles, lollipops, and “We Are the World, We Are the Children” BS.

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Shortly after his O’Reilly appearance, I called in to “The Howard Stern Show” (then on CBS Radio) when Alexander was there, attempting to pimp his lousy children’s book. Howard Stern gave me mostly free reign, and I chastised Alexander for his involvement in One Voice and Israeli politics. Alexander made sure to point out that the difference between us is that he, Alexander, supports negotiating with terrorists, including HAMAS. I asked “Mr. Palestinefeld” if he would negotiate with Al-Qaeda, too. He didn’t respond. I’ve written a few posts on this site about Jason Alexander’s far-left pimping of Israel in favor of a Palestinian State, while bloviating on behalf of “One Voice.” (Brad Pitt is on the board of the group, too.)

A Mexican Jew who now lives in America, Daniel Lubetzky has become a multi-millionaire (some say a billionaire) via his profits from KIND snacks, which he founded in 2004. He’s parlayed that money into several far-left organizations, most of which are heavily involved in aiding Palestinian extremists and far-left Israelis in upsetting Israel’s stability. Those organizations include PeaceWorks (which creates and finances businesses for anti-Israel Muslims worldwide) and One Voice. Back in 2005, Lubetzky hand-picked the Palestinian terrorism supporters to star along with Richard Gere in “One Voice” Palestinian campaign ads funded by the Bush Administration.

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One Voice’s mission statement brags of

our “Wake Up! What Is Your Role Campaign?” to mobilize Palestinians to end the occupation and the conflict through non-violent activism . . . to build momentum for . . . #2StatesNOW.

Vote with your stomach. Stop buying KIND snacks, which fund this crap.

And, now, One Voice is involved in campaign efforts to topple Binyamin Netanyahu. For the record, I often adopted the moniker “Nothingyahu” (coined by reader Jonathan Grant) for the Israeli PM. I don’t believe he’s been nearly as strong against Islamic extremism (a redundant phrase) and Islamic terrorism (another redundancy) as he should or could be. But he’s far better than many of the viable left-wing, Palestinian-coddling alternatives, one of which One Voice wants to replace him.

On Monday, Israeli newspaper Ha’Aretz reported that Jeremy Bird, Obama’s 2012 campaign national field director, is working for One Voice and V15, groups which have partnered in Israel’s 2015 elections to unseat Netanyahu and elect someone far to the left of him. And, while One Voice gets a good deal of money from the Obama State Department, it also gets money (and its leadership and direction) from Daniel Lubetzky, whose money comes from KIND snacks.

I support Israel, and I certainly support the re-election of Netanyahu as opposed to someone to the left of him. I also don’t support the funding and financing of anti-Semitic Muslims’ new businesses around the world. These are things KIND founder and owner Daniel Lubetzky supports and funds with your money every time you buy one of his snacks.

One Voice’s current CEO is Marc Ginsberg, a Middle East advisor to Jimmy Carter and a former Bill Clinton ambassador to the Middle East. This dhimmi-Jew made a ton of money through business with and consulting to the Muslim world. Ginsberg was previously a FOX News contributor, where he endlessly pimped HAMAS terrorist partner CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, as “peaceful” and “moderate” and “my good friends” (and where he also repeatedly and miserably pretended to speak and understand Arabic).

One Voice’s Board includes Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf, the extremist who founded the Ground Zero Mosque, near the site of 9/11 in Manhattan; George Salem, lawyer for the convicted Holy Land Foundation Islamic terrorists who funded HAMAS; Palestinian Authority chief negotiator and Jew-hater Saeb Erekat; and Ziad Asali, chief of the pro-HAMAS American Task Force on Palestine. It also includes Alexander, Pitt, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Muhammad Ali, Paul McCartney, Natalie Portman, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Elliott Gould, Edward Norton, Paul Reiser, Kitty Dukakis, Mehmet Oz, Tony Blair, and assorted other left-wing mindless boob celebs, as well as Muslim extremists, and leftists.

Support Israel? Hate jihad? Then cut KIND out of your diet.

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Although KIND recently split from Peaceworks, Lubetzky still supports it. And here’s some of its activities while he was at the helm:

Over its history, PeaceWorks has initiated business ventures among Israeli Jews [DS: of the far-left, Islamo-pandering variety], Palestinian citizens of Israel, Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, Egyptians and Turks; Indonesians (including a women-owned cooperative with Muslims, Christians and Buddhists working together under the same roof); and Sri Lankans (involving members of the Sinhalese and Tamil communities).

Um, no thanks. No KIND snacks for me. If you’re against jihad, not for you, either.

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44 Responses

Thank you for the info re: Kind. I do buy Kind but will no longer. Another one on my boycott list.

lexi on January 29, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I agree. I just threw away the Kind bars I have in my cupboard. I’m sure there are other snack bars just as good I can eat with a clear conscience. Thanks for info Debbie.

    Susan on January 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Thanks for that expose Debbie. I’ve tried KIND snacks. Disgusting. My kids hate it also.

I’ve often wondered why so many financially successful Jews hate Israel. Is it a “guilt” thing or are they just like all other leftists?

People should understand that Israel isn’t going anywhere. It’s a economic, technological, military, and energy powerhouse which will soon have a population of 7 million Jews and 8.5 people total. Jews continue to to come to Israel, Israeli Jewish fertility is high, and Arabs from Judea and Samaria continue to emigrate to Europe, the Gulf, the US and elsewhere. Everything is moving in Israel’s direction.

Israel is busy forming new relationships with the likes of India, Japan and China. Israel is or will soon be larger and richer than many countries in Europe, including Norway, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, and Ireland. It’s gaining on others, such as Sweden, Portugal, Greece, and Belgium.

The Jew haters will ultimately fail as Israel rises. They should just give up the fight.

adam on January 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Another excellent piece. Without going over board, your articles never cease to be informative and disclosing. Your efforts are to be applauded.

Graham Coffey on January 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Outstanding article. I’ve tried KIND bars in the past and their nuts taste stale and the bars are generally too sweet.

Never again will I buy another KIND product.

Ilan on January 29, 2015 at 7:35 pm

I’m so glad you wrote this column. I was thinking of buying these snacks because I see them everywhere.

I will avoid them with good cause.

These self-hating JINOS are more than troublesome to REAL Israel supporters who are NOT Jewish. They are beyond annoying & should just directly revert 2 Islam!

Skunky on January 29, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Wondering if Pitt’s “missus,” “Palestina” Jolie, is on the board of “One Voice,” as well. If so, it figures. I wouldn’t buy those “KIND”(sic) snack bars even if anyone paid me to do so.

ConcernedPatriot on January 29, 2015 at 8:08 pm

I’ve never seen KIND in the stores, but now that I know, won’t bother either. Lays or Pringles is good enough for me

Infidel on January 29, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Palestinefeld – LOL

corncoleo on January 29, 2015 at 8:57 pm

I’m anything but KIND. May their owners eat lunch in Tul Karem soon.

Occam's Tool on January 29, 2015 at 9:44 pm

I’m happy to say that I’ve never bought a “Kind” product in my life. My reason is simple. “Kind” products are unhealthy food products masquerading as “healthy” food. They’re not, and are typically loaded with fructose, which is no better for you than table sugar, or “white death.” So avoid the blood glucose spike, and stay away from that stuff to begin with. Instead, consume nuts. You can buy them cheaply at Costco’s, and they are way better for you.

Also, as a practical matter, you should avoid ANY product that is falsely marketed as a “health” food as a matter of principle. Companies should not be rewarded for lying. That’s how I see it.

So I’m not surprised at all to learn that the “non-profit,” “good citizen” image and other such marketing by “Kind” is a lie too. When someone has a habit of lying to you about one thing, they will surely lie about other things as well.

Ralph Adamo on January 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Thanks for the column Ms. Schlussel, as I said earlier today on your Facebook fanpage, that I was ignorant of this junk-food company and it’s precise localities, I did a Google search on this company, and they’re two in all of New York, both of them in the five-boroughs of New York, NY (one in Brooklyn and the other one in Manhattan). I’m in the borough of Queens, and there isn’t a KIND chain in my respective borough, and since I’ve never done business with them (as I said, I never heard of them until today thanks to this writing), it looks like that I might not do business with them due to this situation!

Sean R. on January 29, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Wow. That was an amazing and hair raising piece.

Ron on January 30, 2015 at 9:10 am

Something else to watch out for, sharia compliant restaurants. Islamist’s place stickers in front windows that feature a crescent moon with a fork in it. No pork, lousy food, worse atmosphere.

Ed Sunderland on January 30, 2015 at 9:57 am

Never heard of them. Isn’t healthy snack kind of an oxymoron?

JeffT on January 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

Debbie

You are spot on about OneVoice. I went to a meeting they organised for students in the UK in November and I was astonished. The UK rep actually said she did not believe Jews had a right to a homeland. The full report of that meeting is here:
http://edgar1981.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/onevoice-at-birmingham-university-pity.html

Edgar Davidson on January 30, 2015 at 11:22 am

Israel belongs to God. The Jews forget this. Apologies Debbie but Israel belongs to God. Satan rules this present darkness but in the end God’s law will rule.

Karen on January 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Israel belongs to God. And perhaps all of today’s trials are based upon the Jewish people rejecting God. I don’t mean to be controversial but God’s will can’t be undone. Its like a train. You either jump aboard or you are left behind

Karen on January 30, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Filthy, murderous muslims I can understand, but why would any civilized people, let alone self-hating Jews, want to deny the Jewish people their own historical and religious homeland?

DS_ROCKS! on January 30, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Will not buy kind product ever. Why do these Jews hate Israel ? This is a good question many people ask me. What is your opinion.

Linda reboh on January 30, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Seriously, you are a complete kook.

Sya Whhaat on January 30, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Far more effective than further dietary proscriptions would have been to form a single voting block to prevent Obama’s election.
KIND might still be around but it wouldn’t matter as much because Israel wouldn’t be as isolated as it is today with a proxy Iranian US president.

japple on January 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm

I don’t blame Netanyahu for being wishy washy. He’s old school from back in the day when Israel still had friends on the left. These days Israel has few true friends on the left even within its own borders.
This is because the left is becoming more truly itself just as Islam is becoming more truly itself thanks to Saudi dollars and the internet. It’s not moderate localized Islam any more and the Israeli left isn’t cute well meaning socialist European Jews like Einstein any more either.

japple on January 31, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Bush did not meddle directly in Isreali elections like Obama as far as I can gather from what you stated. Sounds like he just tried over optimistically to get Abbas elected by Palestinians. That’s a false equivalence. Probably seemed a good idea considering the alternative. A better idea would have been to stay out of it but they fumbled because they’re dunces. Which is why they lost Iraq after the military victory.

You have US president who gets his talking points directly from Iran so excuse me if I don’t care about candy bars.

japple on January 31, 2015 at 1:23 pm

LOL!!! Debbie, you are really on top of everything.

My experience with KIND bars. First spotted them in the cupboard and refrigerator of the friend’s place I stay at in Jersey, about six or so months ago. Figured they were either a new thing for him, or perhaps his girl bought them for him.

I read the ingredients. Just another bar full of various kinds of sugars, some grains, etc., a quick on the go type of snack. Nothing special about it, and something we could all well avoid. Not terrible, but not that nutritious either, compared to other things you can snack on, or make for yourself.

Found out the price. WHOA!!! A Rolls-Royce price, for what? Something that’s basically thinly disguised, addicting junk food. For that you can pay a lot less. I thought to myself, . . .

don’t buy KIND bars, they’re a waste of time and a HUGE waste of money.

Now Debbie comes up with an even better reason.

Debbie Schlussel, true journalism in action, . . .

not theory. Like the rest.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 31, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Debbie, Thank you so very much for this expose’ of Kind Snack Foods. I’ve never bought any Kind product and now will avoid them like the plague.
Another company to avoid is Edible Arrangements, the people who produce flower like fruit baskets. Owner of Edible Arrangements, Tariq Farid, runs a charity called the Farid Foundation, which has contributed to the Islamic Relief Worldwide, a founding member of the Union of Good (UOG), an umbrella of Hamas-funding charities.

JD on January 31, 2015 at 9:31 pm

The plan by Obama and “One Voice” to topple Netanyahu will backfire and ultimately fail. Although there’s a news blackout in the US on Obama’s human resources AND FINANCIAL support for the lefty-“two-staters” campaigning against Netanyahu, the Israelis are certainly aware of what’s going on.

Only about 16% of Israelis consider Obama to be more pro-Israel than pro-“Palestinian”. And that’s based on a poll back in October 2014. Israelis–even the more liberal of them–know by now that Obama is working against the interests of Israel and wants to jeopardize their future.

The fact that lefty money AND US GOVERNMENT MONEY (that’s right, YOUR money) is going to fund Netanyahu’s opposition will not sit well at all with Israeli voters, and Netanyahu will be able to easily use that against his opposition. Couple that with Obama’s widely publicized puerile, jejune refusal to meet with Netanyahu when he comes to the US to speak before Congress, and the odds tilt further in Netanyahu’s favor, in spite of the fact that “One Voice” is bringing over some of the top political persuader whores in the business.

I’m banking on the intelligence of the Israeli public. Can’t say, though, I’d bank on the intelligence of the US public. Only with a thoroughly dumbed down population would the US have another election between a Bush and a Clinton. Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. But that’s what Americans seem to want to do. Fortunately, Israelis–even though loaded with plenty of lefties–are a lot smarter.

Ralph Adamo on February 1, 2015 at 4:40 am

Thanks for the head’s up Debbie. I have bought the KIND products on occasion, but find them not as good as other healthy snacks, Now I understand why. Nothing like Leftist self-hating Jews to spoil one’s day. My heart and soul belong to Israel.

Naomi R. on February 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Wow, thanks for this information! I will be sure to share. For those of you looking for healthy alternatives to KIND, try Quest Protein bars, they are delicious.

Darren Margolis on February 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm

This is disgusting. You’re exactly the reason more and more people are equating Zionism with racism (every Muslim is a terrorist? Really?). You do Jews and Israel much more harm than good when you demonize anyone wanting to find a non-violent solution to the problems that plague Israel and the occupied lands.
I am glad your site and this article were brought to my attention. I will buy MORE KIND bars, and share your disgusting vitriol with many friends who will do just the same.
Only love conquers hate, and your hate in particular needs much more KINDness.

Tom L on February 2, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Sloppy sentiment doesn’t conquer hate. If it did most Jews would still be living in Europe. For that matter Jews wouldn’t be leaving Europe right now.

    Where do you find the colossal arrogance to imagine this is about how many KIND bars you can shovel down your throat?

    japple on February 2, 2015 at 11:03 am

Tom L, when WWIII is in full swing, Jews and Christians throughout the world are being slaughtered in vast numbers (even more than today), and the United States is a smoking hole in the ground, . . .

at least you’ll have your “better world view” to point to as a consolation prize.

ROTFLMAO!!! WHAT incredible ignorance, and Debbie has Muslim informants, so it’s not like EVERY SINGLE ONE is a terrorist. Let’s just put it this way. I agree with Debbie’s views on Islam, and I am personally willing to believe there MIGHT be 100 million Muslims worldwide who are decent people. That’s a LOT of people, so don’t twist Debbie’s words.

The problem is, that leaves, . . .

1.7 billion “extremists.”

Have a great day paying three times the price of other bars, for an overly sugared, over hyped piece of candy.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 2, 2015 at 10:33 am

Good one, japple. I put up a reply this morning, which did not go through. Simply put, it’s yet another Jew hating troll taking Debbie out of context, and ignoring the obvious.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm

I was never a rabid fan of Seinfeld, but I enjoyed it enough. But my least favorite character was George “Can’t stands ya'” Costanza, who I declared had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Jason Alexander seems destined to earn that characterization as a real-life George.

Raymond in DC on February 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm

You mean Natalie Portman, who defended Israel against the usual accusations and openly supports its right to exist? Saeb Erekat and his ilk are bad news, but I wouldn’t say that the other participants in this organization are bad people who want to see Israel destroyed. Misguided? Sure. But I doubt many of them are anti-Israel. Their intentions are good, though naive. Yes, some participants’ involvement is concerning. You’re kind of overreacting though.

As for the snack, never heard of it but it sounds disgusting. I’ll pass.

Mr. F on February 3, 2015 at 5:04 pm

I reached out to Kind Snacks regarding this article & this was their response:

“Thank you so much for your outreach.
The story that you referenced has quite a bit of misinformation.
OneVoice is a 501(c)3 non-profit, created to help provide a voice to moderate, mainstream Israelis and Palestinians in hope of achieving a peaceful two-state solution. It is also important to understand that Daniel’s personal civic and philanthropic pursuits, which center around building bridges between people in the pursuit of peace, are carried out independently of KIND.
At KIND, we are 100% focused on creating wholesome and delicious snacks while advancing our social mission of inspiring kindness.

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in reaching out to us to understand the facts – please know that it is deeply appreciated!
KIND Regards,
The KIND Team”

Jen on February 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

Alexander & Gould have both helped promote Aish in the past. I think someone has to reach out to them. Scarlett Johansson stood up against pressure, I think Alexander & Gould would, too. I’m very sure that they are not aware of One Voice’s direction. I think that Google is also a backer (scary).

Ra'anan on February 8, 2015 at 5:33 pm

You really do peace a dis-service when a majority of Palestinians want peace and a small percentage hate everyone. Why don’t you do something to encourage peace – like Daniel.
You should be ashamed of yourself. I hope you don’t call your self a journalist. A journalist would have done more homework.

Greg K on February 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

I loved KIND bars. Actually had one a day as my afternoon snack.

NO MORE. Too bad, but I won’t help fund murderers.

Dorothy on April 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm

i could care less about isreal or the jews – don’t buy any product made by a jew period – they are bringing down the entire world – the last time they did it it didn’t end well for them. we’ll see what happens this time around.

the truth on May 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Don’t worry no matter how hard you try all of Palestine will be conqured by the Muslims including the part you call Israel. Filthy kuffar can’t wait till Sharia governs earth.

speaking out against lies on September 25, 2015 at 10:37 am

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