Ben & Jerry's fears its new Israeli owner could sell 'Judea and Samaria' ice cream in latest court hearing


August 19, 2022

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Ben & Jerry's Israeli franchise owner answers questions during an interview inside the Ben & Jerry's factory in Be'er Tuvia in southern Israel, July 21, 2021.

(JTA) - Could the new owner of Ben & Jerry's Israeli business interests rename a flavor "Judea and Samaria"?

Avi Zinger, who bought the company's Hebrew and Arabic branding from parent company Unilever last month, recently told an Israeli news outlet that he had the right to do so, and even proposed renaming "Chunky Monkey" to the biblical name for the West Bank.

And that threat, Ben & Jerry's lawyers say, is reason enough why the sale shouldn't legally go through.

"If Ben & Jerry's wanted to protest the current sale and issue an ice cream flavor that supported Palestinian efforts," their lawy...

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