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A Ben & Jerry's ice-cream shop in Australia. Credit: Enchanted_Fairy/Shutterstock.

New Jersey poised to divest from Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream boycott

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New Jersey is poised to become the latest state to divest from the British Unilever company over Ben & Jerry’s decision this summer to boycott selling its products in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem. In...
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Arizona first state to divest from Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream boycott

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Arizona moved to divest from Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, over the ice-cream maker’s decision to stop selling its products in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem, becoming the first state to...
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla). Credit: Flickr.

Florida senator urges Commerce Department to investigate Ben & Jerry’s over Israel boycott

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A U.S. senator from Florida is calling on the Department of Commerce to investigate Ben & Jerry’s for banning the sale of its products in parts of Israel. In a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of Commerce...
Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch, the New York-based rights group's Israel-Palestine director, speaks during a press conference at a Jerusalem hotel ahead of his expulsion from Israel, Nov. 24, 2019. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Ex-Ben & Jerry’s employee says company spoke to anti-Israel activist pre-boycott

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A former employee of Ben & Jerry’s said the company’s board consulted with anti-Israel activist and Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Israel-Palestine director Omar Shakir before the ice-cream maker announced its decision last month to boycott the...
A Ben & Jerry's ice-cream shop in Australia. Credit: Enchanted_Fairy/Shutterstock.

The BDS ice-cream war has created a political taste test

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It’s the kind of a controversy that leaves a lot of Israelis cold. Citizens of the Jewish state may not have been pleased about the news that the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream company had bowed...
Ben & Jerry's ice-cream in a grocery-store freezer. Credit: Ho Su A Bi/Shutterstock.com

B’nai Brith Canada urges national grocery chains to drop Ben & Jerry’s products

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B’nai Brith Canada is urging Israel supporters to sign an open letter that demands major Canadian grocery chains to stop stocking Ben & Jerry’s products following the ice-cream maker’s decision to boycott the West...
Ben & Jerry's mobile ice-cream truck. Credit: Pixabay.

March against Ben & Jerry’s to take place in New York ahead of worldwide...

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A march to protest Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling its products in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem is scheduled to take place in New York City on Thursday. Participants will gather at the New...
Ben & Jerry's Ice-Cream Shop. Credit: Joshua Small-Photographer/Shutterstock.

Ben & Jerry’s franchisees call for company to rescind Israel decision

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Several U.S. Ben & Jerry’s franchisees have sent a letter to the company calling on them to rescind their July 19 decision to stop doing business in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The letter was signed...
Unilever company. Credit: Unilever.com.

Maryland joins list of states reviewing contracts with Ben & Jerry’s, Unilever

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Maryland is joining a list of states examining its relationship with the ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, as well as its parent company, Unilever, after the company announced last month that it will no longer sell...
Florida license plate; one will soon feature a boost to Israel, December 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Florida set to ban Unilever from state contracts if Ben & Jerry’s boycott stands

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The state of Florida notified Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, on Tuesday that it has 90 days to cease its “boycott of Israel” or face a ban on contracts and...