Ben & Jerry's board wanted to boycott all of Israel


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Ben & Jerry's board wanted to boycott all of Israel
A board member stated that Unilever had overstepped its authority by pledging to remain in Israel.
JULY 20, 2021

Ben & Jerry's Independent Board of Directors wanted to boycott Israel in its entirety, but was stopped from doing so by the ice-cream maker's CEO and the British-based parent company Unilever. "The statement released by Ben & Jerry's regarding its operation in Israel and the Occupied Palestine Territory does not reflect the position of the Independent Board nor was it approved by the Independent Board," read a statement by Ben & Jerry's Independent Board of Directors. It was posted on social media, including on the Twitter page of board chairwoman Anuradha Mittal.

The famous ice cream company that originated in the US state of Vermont made headlines on Monday when it announced plans to boycott "the Occupied Palestinian Territory," generally presumed in this context to mean West Bank settlements and Jewish neighborhoods of east Jerusalem. To achieve this goal, it plans to end its contract in December 2022 with the local Israeli franchise of Ben & Jerry's, which has operated in the Jewish state for close to 35 years.


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Imperfect but forgiven

Ben & Jerry’s clone may be coming soon to Judea and Samaria​

Israeli legal NGO looking to ‘force Unilever’s hand’ on the ice-cream maker’s announced boycott by copying the brand and going to court.

By Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News

An Israeli legal NGO is fighting fire with fire – or ice cream with ice cream, in this case.

After global business Unilever announced last week that its subsidiary, Ben & Jerry’s, decided to boycott of Judea and Samaria once its Israeli maker/distributor’s license runs out in December 2022, the Shurat Hadin-Israeli Law Center got to work.

CEO Nitsana Darshan-Leiter sent Unilever a letter Saturday saying that it has registered a trademark for Judea and Samaria’s Ben & Jerry’s with the proper Israeli authorities, becoming “the lawful owners” of the manufacturer’s name in the disputed region.
“We will copy them,” she told the New York Post, down to the taste of the ice cream and its packaging, with the express desire that Unilever take them to court.

A mock-up of the potential knock-off brand even reflected the original company’s penchant for using humorous names, with the mystery flavor called “Frozen Chosen People,” along with a picture of the father of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl.’s+Clone+Coming+to+Judea+and+Samaria?+Israeli+and+Iranian+Coaches+Share+Olympic+Handshake;+Germany+to+Boycott+Israel-bashing+Durban+Conference&utm_campaign=20210725_m164118921_Ben+&+Jerry’s+Clone+Coming+to+Judea+and+Samaria?+Israeli+and+Iranian+Coaches+Share+Olympic+Handshake;+Germany+to+Boycott+Israel-bashing+Durban+Conference&utm_term=_0D_0A_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09Read+Now_0D_0A_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09


I Shall Not Be Moved
Original founders....
Ben Cohen
Jerry Greenfield

Not profiling, but both of those names sound a bit Jewish.