Ben & Jerry Sink (And Stink) Like Fish Food in Axios Interview

Axios has interviewed Ben & Jerry’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, posting a short excerpt on social media.

Towards the end of the clip (at around 3:20), you can see Ben Cohen (the Larry David lookalike) struggling to answer a question regarding why they don’t boycott other places based on policies there with which they vehemently disagree. Jerry Greenfield watches on, seemingly giving him a death stare.

Note also how Greenfield claims the divestment from Unilever stocks is “largely based on misinformation.” mentioning how Unilever and Ben & Jerry’s are not boycotting Israel at all. He is, of course, leaving out this fact:

A statement Monday by Ben & Jerry’s that it will no longer distribute its products in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory” but will remain in Israel was released by the company’s owner, Unilever, without consulting with the ice cream maker’s board — which had intended to put out a different statement that made no mention of committing to continue doing business with the Jewish state, Ben & Jerry’s chairman Anuradha Mittal told NBC News.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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