Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling in Palestinian territories

Ben & Jerry's scoop shop - File photo
Ben & Jerry's scoop shop - File photo(WCAX)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 12:15 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 12:47 PM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Ben & Jerry’s says it is going to stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, saying the sales in the territories sought by the Palestinians are “inconsistent with our values.”

In a statement posted on the company’s website on Monday, the Vermont-based ice cream maker says it recognizes “the concerns shared with us by our fans and trusted partners.”

The company says it has a longstanding partnership with a licensee that manufacturers Ben & Jerry’s in Israel and distributes it in the region.

They have informed the licensee that they will not renew the lease agreement when it expires at the end of next year.

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