The founders of Ben & Jerry’s are defending their company’s decision to put the freeze on selling ice cream in the West Bank, calling it "the Occupied Palestinian Territory."

Although Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield no longer have control of their namesake company — British food giant Unilever owns it — they backed its decision on Thursday, despite the fact it has drawn fury from Israelis and New Yorkers alike.

"We are the founders of Ben & Jerry’s. We are also proud Jews. It’s part of who we are and how we’ve identified ourselves for our whole lives," the founders wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times Thursday.

"As our company began to expand internationally, Israel was one of our first overseas markets. We were then, and remain today, supporters of the State of Israel."... Read More: FOX Business