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In TV interview, Ben & Jerry's founders say accusations of antisemitism following West Bank pullout are 'absurd'

(JTA) — In an interview that aired on HBO, both of the founders of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand reiterated that they stand behind the company’s decision to stop selling their products in Judea and Samaria.

But for Jerry Greenfield, being accused of antisemitism is “painful.” For Ben Cohen, it’s “absurd.”

“I think Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever are being characterized as boycotting Israel, which is not the case at all. It’s not boycotting Israel in any way,” Greenfield said in an interview with Axios that aired on its HBO show Sunday night.

The Jewish duo, who founded the company in 1978, are...

 

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