Fighting BDS

April 28, 2022

Israel must be so clean, as haters accuse country of “washing” everything

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism is increasingly recognized as authoritative. It states simply: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and […]
February 6, 2022

Israel’s justice minister approves sanctions against Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream in a grocery-store freezer. Credit: Ho Su A Bi/ (JNS) — Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar approved on Feb. 5 the sanctioning of ice-cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever Global, for its […]
January 8, 2022

Alabama can combat anti-Israel hate by divesting from Unilever

Unilever Canada sign on their head office in Toronto, Canada. Credit: JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock. by Brandy Gibson Something is rotten in Vermont. Ben & Jerry’s, perhaps the state’s most iconic global brand, decided in July to embrace and participate in the global […]
January 3, 2022

Stand up for Israel and against “Pillay’s Pogrom” at the U.N.

by Anne Bayefsky (JNS) — The so-called U.N. “Human Rights” Council has initiated an anti-Israel venture to outdo the legions of all U.N. anti-Israel schemes ever devised. Deceitfully labeled a “Commission of Inquiry,” it is headed by former U.N. High […]
November 23, 2021

A dozen Attorneys General press Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s boycott

The Attorneys General of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Arkansas are among 12 signatories to a letter by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt calling out Unilever for failing to take action against the Ben & Jerry’s boycott of Israel. Thus far, […]
October 16, 2021

Small group of anti-Israel BDS activists behind petition to Google, Amazon

(JNS) — Anti-Israel BDS groups and activists appear to be behind a purportedly grassroots anonymous letter of hundreds of Google and Amazon employees demanding that the tech giants cancel Project Nimbus, a billion-dollar contract to provide public cloud computing services […]
October 13, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s, Sally Rooney again show BDS is all about antisemitism

by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — Irish novelist Sally Rooney thinks that she’s an advocate for human rights, and that prejudice and hate have nothing to do with her work or her various political stands. As far as Ben Cohen and […]
October 9, 2021

Florida, Texas among states looking to divest from Unilever

Florida and Texas are among the states calling Unilever to account for its subsidiary, Ben & Jerry’s, launching an Israel boycott. On July 19, Ben & Jerry’s announced it would stop selling its products in “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” ending its […]
August 4, 2021

Florida set to blacklist Unilever if Ben & Jerry’s Israel boycott stands

Florida license plate; one will soon feature a boost to Israel, December 2020. Credit: Courtesy. by Faygie Holt (JNS) — The state of Florida notified Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, on Aug. 3 that it has […]