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A view of the town of Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria on June 10, 2020. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash90.

Approval for thousands of housing units in Judea and Samaria pushed off to unknown...

Approval of 2,223 new housing units slated for Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria has been postponed to an unknown date after the council responsible for approving them failed to meet on Wednesday, Kan News reported. The...
Ben & Jerry's products on the shelf of a grocery store. Credit: Arne Beruldsen/Shutterstock.

Why are ‘progressive Jews’ defending Ben & Jerry’s?

If you thought that American Jews were going to unite against discrimination in ice-cream sales, you were wrong. The decision of the Ben & Jerry’s company to “end sales of our ice-cream in occupied Palestinian territories”...
Ben & Jerry's Ice-Cream Shop. Credit: Joshua Small-Photographer/Shutterstock.

New Jersey investigates Ben & Jerry’s parent company for possibly violating state law

New Jersey joined the growing list of U.S. states that announced it is examining ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever, to see if they violated state law against boycotts of...
A Ben & Jerry's factory near Kiryat Malakhi, on July 21, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

‘Ben & Jerry’s will regret the day they boycotted Israel’

The decision by ice-cream giant Ben & Jerry’s to pull its business beyond the Green Line means that under U.S. law its parent company, Unilever, has lost the right to protect the brand’s trademark...
Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked visits the local Ben & Jerry’s factory, July 20, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Ayelet Shaked visits Ben & Jerry’s Israel factory in show of support

Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked on Wednesday visited the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Israel in a show of support of its CEO, Avi Zinger, who is fighting the parent company’s recent decision to...
The store sign at Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, Vt., home to full-service Scoop Shop guided factory tour and gift shop. Credit: Jay Yuan/Shutterstock.

Ben & Jerry’s boycott ripples through Jewish world, mixed with legal threats

The fallout over the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to no longer sell its products in what the company calls “occupied Palestinian territory,” which includes parts of Jerusalem, immediately rippled throughout the Jewish world, with Israel’s...
From left: Brig. Gen. (res.) Amir Avivi, director of Habithonistim; Irit Linur, Israel Hayom columnist; Shabtai Bandat, Peace Now activist; and Jackie Levi, moderator and Israel Hayom columnist. Photo by David Isaac.

Gush Katif conference relives loss of Gaza communities, studies rifts in Israeli society

It was 16 years ago Monday— the 10th of Av in the Hebrew calendar—that more than 8,000 Jews were evicted from their homes in the Gaza Strip in what was officially known as the...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett gives a press conference in Jerusalem on July 06, 2021. Photo by Amit Shabi/Flash90

New government criticized for approving lackluster building projects in Judea and Samaria

At the end of June, the new Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett approved 31 new building projects throughout Judea and Samaria. The projects were green-lighted by the subcommittee on Jewish...
The unauthorized Israeli outpost of Evyatar before its evacuation as part of a deal with the government, July 2, 2021. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash90.

Nordic fund KLP disinvests from 16 Israeli firms over settlement ties

Norway’s largest pension fund, KLP, announced on Monday that it was disinvesting from 16 companies connected with Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria, including Motorola and Israeli telecom giant Bezeq. Following a “thorough assessment” of...
The Israeli outpost of Evyatar before its evacuation, July 2, 2021. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash9

Evyatar residents leave settlement but with hopes of return

The last of the Jewish residents of Evyatar left the hilltop settlement on Friday afternoon in accordance with an agreement reached with the government following days of negotiations. Fifty-three families had moved into Evyatar, established...