Ben & Jerry’s USA has decided to boycott Israel, yet their parent company, Unilever did not allow them to boycott Israel, but did allow them to boycott Judea & Samaria.
This is one of many reactions to the boycott decision.
It’s inevitable. Those who bless Israel will be blessed. Those who curse Israel will be cursed.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Spoke with Alan Jope, the CEO of Unilever, which owns Ben & Jerry’s.
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Bennett made it clear that he views with utmost gravity the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to boycott Israel and added that this is a subsidiary of Unilever, which has taken a clearly anti-Israel step.
Prime Minister Bennett emphasized that from the perspective of the State of Israel, this is an action that has severe consequences, including legal, and it will take strong action against any boycott directed against its citizens.
By the way, check out the tweet from the board member making it clear that they had no intention of only boycotting Judea & Samaria, they wanted to boycott all of Israel!
Here are the facts:
1. Ben & Jerry no longer have an ownership or say in the company. The company is wholly owned by Unilever. B&J USA has an independent board that makes corporate decisions. Ben and Jerry are not on the board.
2. Ben & Jerry’s USA made this decision, not Unilever.
3. B&J Israel is the only independent licensee in the world. It is not owned by B&J USA or Unilever.
4. B&J USA threw B&J Israel under the bus, in essence destroying their business a year and a half before the license expires in Dec 2022.
5. B&J Israel owner is most probably taking the public position of not attacking B&J USA, and instead attacking Unilever, in order to try to save his license, if B&J USA are forced to backtrack their boycott like AirBNB had to do.
6. B&J US have been pressuring B&J Israel for years to not sell in Judea & Samaria, yet B&J Israel has consistently refused.
In the meantime…What can you do? Boycott Ben & Jerry’s in America. Do not boycott them in Israel! The Israeli company is independent. 400 Israeli workers, Jews & Arab Muslims, were just thrown under the bus by B&J USA. The Israeli independent company sells in Judea & Samaria and will continue to do so for the next year and a half.
The way to punish B&J USA is to boycott them in the USA, not in Israel for the next year and a half while the Israeli factory still owns the license.
What a despicable campaign, they announce this a year and a half before implementation, harming the jobs of 400 Israeli employees, a year and a half early!
By the way, just so everyone is clear…Its not occupied. It’s not “palestinian”. It’s Israel, the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people!
This company won’t be stopping sales to Arabs in Judea & Samaria, just to Jews. That is discrimination. That is Jew-hatred.
Also, don’t be silent. Let them know how wrong and misguided they are: https://www.benjerry.com/about-us/media-center#contactus
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People think this is only about boycotting Israel (their actual intention that was blocked by their parent company Unilever). No, a decision to boycott Judea & Samaria is about discriminating against Jews, and Jews alone. That is out and out Jew-hatred.
Wake up Jews and start fighting back against this progressive, woke, intersectionality ideology that excludes every Jew!
Unfortunately, some naive Jews think that supporting black lives matter and being anti-Israel will save them because they have “good” credentials. But they are wrong. Even the most supportive Jews for this progressive, woke, “social justice” culture, including the leaders, will be thrown out of the movement one day for one single reason, they are still Jews. How they don’t learn this from history is beyond me.
The Jewish communists/socialists were killed and persecuted. The Germans with Jewish blood in them, from one grandparent, was killed and persecuted. It happens over and over again, yet too many Jews prefer to ignore history and believe they are ok if they just side with the Jew-haters.
This article articulates this point best: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/to-antisemites-a-jew-is…/