Coca-Cola has been a supporter of Israel since 1966. There have even been a number of recent events to show their support.
In 1997, the Government of Israel Economic Mission honoured Coca-Cola at the Israel Trade Award Dinner for its continued support of Israel for the last 30 years and for refusing to abide by the Arab League boycott of Israel.
On October 11, 2001, Coca-Cola World Headquarters hosted and was the main sponsor of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Eagle Star Awards Gala.
In February 2002, Coca-Cola teamed up with “Friends of Israel” and National Hillel to co-sponsor a lecture given by the infamous Zionist correspondent Linda Gradstein at the University of Minnesota.
In July 2002, it was announced that Coca-Cola was to build a plant on stolen Palestinian land at Kiryat Gat in return for millions in incentives from the Israeli government. The new plant would be employing 700 Israelis.
The land, Kiryat Gat, has an industrial park built on the lands of the village of Iraq al Manshiya. The residents were ethnically cleansed in 1949 in contravention of international law. This land would have been part of Arab Palestine under the partition plan adopted by the United Nations in 1947, however, this has not been the case.
In October 2005, Coca-Cola increased its investment in Israel by buying a 51% controlling interest in the Tavor Winery, an Israeli company that is based on occupied Palestinian land at the foot of Mount Tavor, overlooking the Sea of Galilee.