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McDonald's, Starbucks, others hit by Indonesia, Malaysia boycotts

Muslims protest Western brands over perceived pro-Israel stance on Gaza

A woman walks past a McDonald's in Jakarta on Feb. 29: The fast food chain's growth has slackened amid a boycott of Western brands amid the Israel-Gaza conflict. (Photo by Nana Shibata) 

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR -- Big-name Western brands from Unilever and McDonald's to Starbucks and Danone are being hit by a consumer boycott in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia, part of the fallout over the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Unilever, whose well-known products include Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and global fast food chain McDonald's are among the companies saying their businesses are suffering.

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