The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that they would boycott, diversify and impose sanctions (BDS) a day after Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company announced it would no longer sell its products in parts of Israel.
State Department spokesman Ned Price commented during a press briefing that he himself had nothing to say about Ben & Jerry on Monday. announcement to stop selling its products in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the U.S. State Department is “strongly” opposed to the BDS movement; Washington Lighthouse Free reported.
The BDS movement describes itself as a “Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality” calling for “boycotts, secession and sanctions as a form of civilian pressure on Israel”. website to move.
“We categorically reject the BDS movement, which unfairly divides Israel,” Price explained, adding that “while the Biden-Harris Administration will fully and always respect the rights of the First Reform,” U.S. citizens that U.S. efforts will direct itself to fight against any efforts that “want to empower Israel.”
U.S. Department of State @benandjerrys: We categorically reject the BDS movement, which unjustly separates Israel. ”
– Emily Schrader – em שריידר (@emilykschrader) July 20, 2021
The two areas where Ben & Jerry will no longer sell their products, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, were captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and now number about 700.00 civilians living in the area. Associated Press (AP) reported. While East Jerusalem is considered part of the capital by Israel, the Jordan River is considered a “disputed territory”.
“We believe this is not in line with our values for selling Ben & Jerry ice cream in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT),” Dushanbe said. statement read from the ice cream company.
“We have a long-standing partnership with our license to produce Ben & Jerry ice cream in Israel and distribute it in the region. We have tried to change this, ”the statement continued, adding that the company will not renew its license, which expires at the end of next year. (ATTITUDE: ‘I won’t eat Cherry Garcia anymore for a short time’ ‘: De Blasio boycotted Ben and Israeli Jerry’ Error ”)
Following the announcement of Ben & Jerry, the BDS movement announced that they were encouraging an advanced ice cream company to carry out “all operations” in Israel.
– BDS movement (@BDSmovement) July 19, 2021
Ben & Jerry were face to face criticism in 2018 after working with an anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsur and several active organizations, such as the Women’s March and the Color of Change, to promote a new anti-Trump, “pecan resist” cream.
The company explained that in partnership with Sarsur and other activists, the plan is to promote “those who lead the resistance to the regressive program of the current administration” in addition to “celebrating activists who continue to oppress, oppress the environment, practice and injustice.”
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