AZ Divesting from Ben & Jerry’s Over ‘Anti-Semitic’ Israel Boycott

AZ Divesting from Ben & Jerry’s Over ‘Anti-Semitic’ Israel Boycott

September 9, 2021

Breitbart News reports that Arizona is divesting all public funds from Ben & Jerry’s over the ice cream giant’s anti-Semitic decision to stop sales in Israeli settlements in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

“As Arizona Treasurer, I’ve divested all state funds from Ben & Jerry’s for boycotting Israel,” Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced on Twitter. “Israel is and will continue to be a major trade partner of AZ. #IStandWithIsrael and I will not allow taxpayer dollars to go towards anti-Semitic, discriminatory efforts against Israel.”

The state’s anti-BDS legislation bars public entities from doing business with an entity that boycotts Israel or territories under Israeli control. 32 other U.S. states have similar laws.

Last month, Ben & Jerry’s announced it would no longer sell ice cream in what it falsely called the “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The Jewish founders of the company, Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, hailed its “especially brave” decision and said the company is “on the right side of history.”

No, it’s on the anti-Semitic side of history.

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