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From the editor's desk: Don't blame Unilever for Ben & Jerry's decision to boycott

 


Unilever, Ltd., is a British multinational consumer goods company. They own over 400 brands. The conglomerate bought Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in 2001. Owners Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield relinquished managerial control of the company, but maintained autonomy over social issues.

When Ben & Jerry’s, the company, said that it is “inconsistent with our values” for their ice cream to be sold in Judea and Samaria, Unilever, the parent company was not — and is not — in agreement.

In a press release from Arutz Sheva 7, Avi Zinger, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Israel, stated that he has “no...



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