Ben & Jerry’s new flavor of the month: Boycott the Jews

Israeli president calls Ben & Jerry’s boycott ‘a new form of terrorism’
By Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
July 21, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s boycott of “Occupied Palestinian Territories” represents “a new form of terrorism,” Israeli President Isaac Herzog said Wednesday. “The boycott of Israel is a new sort of terrorism, economic terrorism,” the newly installed president said, according to a report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. “Terrorism tries to harm the citizens of Israel and the economy of Israel,” Herzog said. “We must oppose this boycott and terrorism in any form… It takes aim at the Israeli economy.” The comments come one day after Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned the US company’s British owners, Unilever, that the ice cream maker’s boycott “is an action that has severe consequences and said Israel could “take strong action.” READ MORE

JERUSALEM POST The real victims of the Ben & Jerry’s Israel boycott speak out While the workers of Ben & Jerry’s have been caught in the middle of a conflict, they are unwilling to be forgotten.

JNS Will US anti-BDS laws cause financial meltdown for Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever? “By virtue of its wayward subsidiary, Unilever—a massive international conglomerate—risks potentially crushing financial consequences in terms of its ability to receive investments from, or do business with, the majority of U.S. states,” said Brooke Goldstein of the Lawfare Project.

ALGEMEINER Unilever Chief Expresses ‘Full Commitment’ to Israel as States, Supermarkets Consider Action Over Ben & Jerry’s West Bank Boycott The CEO of Unilever reiterated that the consumer goods giant remains “fully committed” to doing business in Israel following Ben & Jerry’s West Bank boycott, as US states and supermarket chains continued on Thursday to weigh actions to blacklist the brand.

NEWSWEEK Florida and Texas Threaten Sanctions Against Ben & Jerry’s Over Israel Boycott Florida and Texas have both threatened sanctions against the ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s following the brand’s announcement of an upcoming boycott that will end sales of its product within Israel’s occupied Palestinian territories. Florida and Texas are two of 35 states that have passed laws or have executive orders that forbid companies and organizations from participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

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