Israelis, it seems, are so fed up with the state of once-close relations with Turkey, that some are asking food giant, Strauss, to change the name of its classic Elite “Turkish Coffee,” to something, less… well, Turkish, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported Tuesday.
“Nowadays, I’m really disgusted by anything connected with Turkey,” one wrote on the firm’s Facebook page – and, incidentally, garnering thousands of “Likes.”
“What’s ‘Turkish’ about the coffee? The beans aren’t from there, and it’s produced in Israel,” one complained.
“It’s high time to change the name of the coffee to ‘Black/Israeli/Flavorful/Wonderful’ and so on – just not Turkish!” another wrote.
“It hurts our people’s feelings, and we may have to boycott the product,” one said in a not-so-veiled threat…