Sumary of Texas and Florida get involved in Israel’s fight with Ben & Jerry’s over West Bank boycott:
- A view of the entrance of the ice-cream shop inside the Ben &
- Jerry’s factory in Be’er Tuvia in southern Israel, on July 21, 2021.Emmanuel Dunand | AFP | Getty ImagesThe fight between Israel and Palestinians is spilling over into 30 U.S. states with laws on their books preventing pension funds from investing in companies that refuse to do business with the Jewish state.
- The freshest example involves the socially conscious ice cream brand Ben &
- The company released a statement saying “we believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben &
- Jerry’s ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
- ” The company, now owned by global consumer giant Unilever, has sold its brand in Israel for decades through a local Israeli distributor.
- Unilever said it would seek a new deal to sell ice cream in Israel, but not in territory claimed by Palestinians for a state of their own.
- In Israel, businesses are prevented from treating customers and subsidiaries differently in what Israel calls “disputed territory” versus those in what much of the world recognizes as Israeli territory.