Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked said no boycott of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products in Israel was needed and that the global company company was to blame for banning sales in Judea and Samaria.
“The Israeli franchisee should not be punished. On the contrary, the owner should be rewarded for his determination and…Zionism,” she said. “The owners of the global franchise, anti-Semitic Jews, should be boycotted and fought with all our might, not only in Israel but also on their home turf, in the United States.”
“The Israeli government intends to act against the company in accordance with American legislature prohibiting the boycott of the State of Israel. Boycotting Judea and Samaria is the same as targeting [central Israel]. We will not accept this and will use all the means at our disposal to target those companies legally and economically,” added Shaked.