September 26, 2021

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Turbulent ‘ice cream war’ between Ben & Jerry and the Israeli government

Ben & Jerry shop in Israel

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Ben & Jerry wants to stay in Israel, but has decided not to market their products in Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories.

Ben & Jerry has announced that his popular ice cream will no longer be marketed in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The company argues that the conflict in the Middle East between Israelis and Palestinians is “inconsistent” with its values.

The ice cream company said it wanted to stay in Israel, but 140 settlements were classified as illegal by the international community and not considered “disputed territories” by Israel.

More than 600,000 Jews live in these territories annexed by Israel after the 1967 war.

The Vermont-based ice cream company was acquired by the British company Unilever in 2000, but as part of the acquisition, the ice cream company retained its independence to promote its social justice policies.