Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling in Palestinian territories
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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