Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's said it will stop sales of its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

Ben & Jerry's Says It Will Stop Ice Cream Sales In Occupied Territories

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2021-07-19 23:30:02

Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's said it will stop sales of its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

Ben & Jerry's said it will stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, calling it "inconsistent with our values." The company did not say when it would halt sales, but its sole local Israeli manufacturer vowed to continue selling as usual until its license expires at the end of 2022.

The Vermont-based ice cream maker said it would continue sales inside Israel but would not renew its license with the Israeli manufacturer that has produced the company's legendary flavors locally for more than three decades.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called the decision "antisemitic," and called on U.S. states with laws against Israel boycotts to sanction Ben & Jerry's. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called the move "morally wrong" and vowed to fight it.

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