published in United With Israel
Ben & Jerry’s refuses to sell ice cream to Jews in their ancestral homeland. Let them know you oppose their discriminatory anti-Israel agenda!
This week, Ben & Jerry’s announced a boycott under which it will refuse to sell ice cream to Jews in the Judea and Samaria regions of Israel.
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Does Ben & Jerry’s discriminate against people in other parts of the world in the same way? Or is the company singling out Jews in their ancestral homeland to pursue a discriminatory political agenda?
In response to Ben & Jerry’s policy, Jewish community leaders, politicians, and pro-Israel activists demanded action by Alan Jope, the CEO of Unilever, a London-based multinational foods and consumer goods conglomerate that owns the Vermont-based ice cream business.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned Jope the boycott will have “severe consequences, including legal, and it will take strong action against any boycott directed against its citizens.”
Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. and United Nations, Gilad Erdan, also contacted the governors of 35 states with anti-BDS legislation asking them to implement those laws.
These laws obligate states to divest themselves from companies that boycott Israel.
Unilever’s public service contracts to provide food and goods to public institutions in those states would come under significant legal scrutiny. Public pension plans would also be forced to divest themselves of any Unilever holdings.
Join the calls to boycott Ben & Jerry’s for discriminating against Jews in their ancestral homeland, Judea and Samaria.