New York, NY, June 29, 2022 ... ADL (Anti-Defamation League) CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt issued the following statement regarding the decision by Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry's, to sell ice cream again throughout Israel and in the West Bank:
"This news is as welcome as a scoop of Cherry Garcia on a hot summer day. I am so pleased that Unilever has found a solution that ensures that Ben & Jerry's ice cream will continue to be scooped to Israelis and Palestinians for years to come. For the past several months, ADL has been in touch with Unilever, the Government of Israel, and others to correct the misguided move by Ben and Jerry's independent leadership to pull out of areas in the West Bank. Today is yet another demonstration of the ineffectiveness of trying to boycott and ostracize Israel -- and proves that healing can happen when all sides work together."