Ben & Jerry's is right to take socially conscious stance
Kudos to Ben & Jerry’s for standing for the principles of the United Nations.
The great ice-cream crusade, "Israel vows to 'act aggressively' against Ben & Jerry's," (July 21).
“The annexation of occupied territory is a serious violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the Geneva Conventions, and contrary to the fundamental rule affirmed many times by the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly that the acquisition of territory by war or force is inadmissible”.
It appears that this U.N. rule does not apply to the state of Israel! And the government of our United States of America sees no interest in trying to enforce it.
But now we see that a little ice-cream company has stood up for the rule of law among nations espoused by the United Nations.
Ben & Jerry’s, a socially conscious brand is facing backlash after announcing it will stop selling ice cream in occupied Palestinian territories where Israel has seized land from the locals and proceeded to build upon it.
Fans have taken Ben & Jerry’s to task for doing business in Israel, especially in West Bank settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.
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