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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

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

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...
Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine (blue) competing in 2021. Credit: International Judo Federation.

Algerian judoka gets 10-year ban for refusing to compete against Israeli in Tokyo

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has banned Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine and his coach, Ammar Benkhalaf, from participating in activities or competitions for 10 years after the athlete withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic...
Fatah Central Committee secretary and president of the Palestinian Football Federation Jibril Rajoub speaks during a press conference in Ramallah on Feb. 12, 2014. Photo by Issam Rimawi/Flash90.

Watchdog: IOC must take action against PA for urging boycotts of Israeli athletes

Palestinian Media Watch sent a complaint to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) against the chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee for his support of boycotts against Israeli athletes. PMW wrote in its letter to the IOC on...
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

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

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

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...

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

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

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...