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Israeli PM vows to ‘act aggressively’ over Ben & Jerry’s ban

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 6:35 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 2:31 PM EDT
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JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke to the head of Unilever after its subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s announced it would stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem.

Bennett’s office quoted him on Tuesday as saying that Israel will “act aggressively” against the “clearly anti-Israel step.”

He also called the ice cream company’s decision a “boycott.”

The announcement was one of the highest-profile company rebukes of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war.

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