Israel calls on US governors to crackdown on Ben & Jerry's over settlement boycott


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Israel calls on US governors to crackdown on Ben & Jerry's over settlement boycott
Israeli ambassador to the US and the UN Gilad Erdan urges US governors to use anti-BDS laws against Ben & Jerry's over boycott.
David Rosenberg , Jul 20 , 2021
Gilad Erdan.

Israel is urging US states to crackdown on ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s, after the company announced it will boycott Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Following Ben & Jerry’s declaration that it will no longer sell its products beyond Israel’s pre-1967 Green Line, Israeli Ambassador to the US and the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, penned a letter to the governors of all 35 US states which have passed so-called “anti-BDS laws” – that is, legislation imposing sanctions on companies which support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which calls for boycotting Israel and Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria.

In his letter Monday, Erdan called the Ben & Jerry’s boycott, ‘antisemitic’, saying it delegitimized and dehumanized the Jewish people. “Ben & Jerry’s announced their intention to boycott hundreds of thousands of citizens living in Judea and Samaria. We view this decision very severely as it is the de-facto adoption of antisemitic practices and advancement of the de-legitimization of the Jewish state and the dehumanization of the Jewish people.” Erdan called on the governors to activate their states’ respective anti-BDS laws against Ben & Jerry’s.



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I used to eat their ice cream all the time but stopped about 10 years ago due to their politics. They are allowed to do as they wish as are we consumers. I pray people will boycott them so they will learn a lesson.

For ice cream lovers, IMHO the Publix brand is better (and cheaper) than any other name brand.