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As a supplement to all other answers; It seems like most of the participants in this discussion have just gotten the facts wrong. Ben & Jerry's has a contract with an Israeli ice cream manufacturer which uses the entity name "Ben and Jerry's Israel". Under the contract, B&J Israel manufactures and sells ice cream in Israel using the Ben and ...


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If you look at the Joint List with 6 (out of 120) representatives in the Knesset, that umbrella list comes from 4 different parties. They all support a two state solution. Now, I somewhat hesitate to say such support, in its present state would be acceptable to an Israeli government negotiating in good faith (let alone its present government under Bennett). ...


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During the 1948 Palestine war - called the War of Independence by Jewish Israelis and the Naqba ("catastrophe") by Palestinians - Jewish forces staged an ethnic cleansing of the territory it occupied. The Palestinian citizens of Israel are the people whom evaded the cleansing. Given this background, it is not strange that the relationship between ...


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The idea behind this is that Israel's occupation of Palestine territories is illegal. Ben & Jerry's has no trouble with Israel inside its internationally recognized borders, so they keep their commercial operations there. But keeping their operations in the occupied territories would force them to follow Israel's laws1 in a place they do not believe to ...


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So Ben & Jerry's wrote a brief statement about this (this isn't the full statement, just a relevant part): We believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). We also hear and recognize the concerns shared with us by our fans and trusted partners. The Boycott, Divestment ...


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