Senators urge Unilever to override Ben & Jerry’s anti-Israel decision

Several Republican Senators are asking Unilever to reverse an anti-Israel business decision.  In a letter to Unilever’s CEO Alan Jope, the Senators say the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to terminate its Israeli licensee next year is a misguided decision made to advance the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement against Israel.

Ben & Jerry’s officials demanded its licensee stop selling products in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move the Senators say would violate Israeli law.  The Senators are against the BDS movement and are in full support of Israel. 

Ranking Member John Boozman says many states have passed anti-BDS legislation, which puts Unilever at risk of losing investors if they allow Ben & Jerry’s to let the contract lapse.

Other Senators signing the letter include:

  • Roger “Doc” Marshall from Kansas
  • John Thune from South Dakota
  • John Hoeven from North Dakota
  • Tommy Tuberville from Alabama
  • Joni Earnst from Iowa
  • Mike Braun from Indiana

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