The announcement from Ben & Jerry’s that they will cease selling their ice cream in the Israeli-controlled West Bank is being met with pushback from officials at the federal, state, and local level who are calling for a boycott of the Unilever-owned company.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., urged Americans to "take a stand" against Ben & Jerry’s following the decision.
"I think it’s really important that Americans here send a message to Ben & Jerry’s by not buying their ice cream, quite frankly," Malliotakis said in an interview with former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind. "To try to deprive people of their ice cream is really just outrageous and they shouldn’t be participating in what is the BDS movement."
That movement calls for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against the Jewish state as a means of pressuring them to withdraw from the territory, which is already under partial Palestinian control. The BDS movement said they "welcome" Ben & Jerry’s decision, while calling for them to go further by ending sales throughout Israel.... Read More: FOX News