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Florida set to ban Unilever from state contracts

 

August 13, 2021



(JNS) — The state of Florida notified Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, on Tuesday that it has 90 days to cease its “boycott of Israel” or face a ban on contracts and investments with the Sunshine State.

The move is in response to the July 19 announcement that the ice-cream maker will stop selling its product in areas it calls “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” which includes the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem.

It comes after Florida state officials held talks with Unilever’s investor-relations department on July 28 and received an indication that “...



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