Jewish Communities of Vermont (JCVT) will rally 11 AM Sunday to protest Ben & Jerry’s recent decision to eliminate product sales in Israel’s West Bank. The rally will take place at the Waterbury factory along route 100. Parking will be available on location.
Last week Ben & Jerry’s announced it would no longer sell ice cream in the disputed territories of the West Bank of Israel, which its July 19 statement termed “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” As reported July 26 by Vermont Daily Chronicle citizen columnist Peter Fernandez, the president of the company’s board of directors is Anuradha Mittal, an outspoken anti-Zionist activist and supporter of the Boycott/Divest/Sanction movement.
“There are hundreds of ways that Ben & Jerry’s could use their influence to help Palestinians and Israelis find ways in which to work together for peace, safety, and security,” a JCVT statement issued Thursday said. “Join us on Sunday as we attempt to convince B/J to move forward with positive solutions, not boycotts.”
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