Ben & Jerry’s produces delicious ice cream and champions “Peace” and “Love.” But it also makes ice cream in Israel and sells it in illegal, Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Its franchise’s party carts even cater privately to Israeli settlers! The company’s respected Social Mission commits it to:
...meet human needs and eliminate injustices in our local, national and international communities by integrating these concerns into our day-to-day business activities.
...seek and support nonviolent ways to achieve peace and justice.
...show a deep respect for human beings inside and outside our company and for the communities in which they live.
US Campaign member group Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel has engaged the company since 2011, but sadly, it is still business as usual. So VTJP is launching an international campaign to convince Ben & Jerry’s to end commercial complicity with Israel’s occupation and illegal settlements. Please help by signing this petition and endorsing the campaign!