Thursday, February 27, 2020

Ben & Jerry's out of Israeli Settlements!

Ben & Jerry's in Israel is implicated in Human Rights Abuses by selling ice cream in Shufersal supermarkets "that profit from Israel’s illegal annexation and settlement activity in the West Bank" according to the UN Human Rights Report. (Read More here )

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced that 112 major companies had been identified as operating in Israeli settlements in ways that violate human rights. The UN 'Advance Unedited Version' of the report (12 February 2020) lists the companies doing business in illegal settlements. It was announced here.
The list includes the Israeli Supermarket chain Shufersal that sells Ben & Jerry's ice cream in settlements.

Along with major Israeli banks, transport services, energy, building and telecoms firms, prominent international businesses are listed. They include Airbnb, Booking.com, Motorola, Trip Advisor, JCB, Expedia and General Mills.

Contact Ben & Jerry's here and select "Social Mission Goals and Objectives"
Or phone them at +1 802-846-1500 Mon - Thurs, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST;
Friday 8:30 - 12:30
Ben & Jerry's out of Israeli Settlements!
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

UN publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements

The UN has published a list of companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the US-based TripAdvisor and Airbnb and the British truck and digger maker JCB.

Most of the 112 companies linked to settlements, which are regarded as illegal under international law, were Israeli. The list included 18 international firms, including the London-based online travel agency Opodo and the Netherlands-based Booking.com.

The UN statement made clear the report was not part of a judicial process and the database will have no immediate legal implications for the companies. However, an official list published by a UN agency could lend energy to pro-Palestinian efforts to pressure governments and consumers to take action such as boycotts against businesses linked to the occupation.

 

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