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Ben & Jerry's graphic designer quits over Israel boycott

Susannah Levin, who has been working with the ice cream giant for 21 years, severs ties with the company "effective immediately," asserting that "anti-Zionism is the new antisemitism." Ben & Jerry's move "is part of this despicable trend and I will have no part of it."


Israel Hayom

07-25-2021

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Susannah Levin, a graphic designer that has been working with ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's since 2000, announced over the weekend that she has resigned, citing the company's controversial decision to ban sales of its products beyond the Green Line.


Levin said last week in a Facebook post that she would terminate her dealings with the company "effective immediately" and said that "anti-Zionism is the new antisemitism. ... my company's response is part of this despicable trend and I will have no part of it."


According to multiple reports, Ben & Jerry's has declined to comment on the matter in the media.

According to StandWithUs, so far, 14,000 people have sent letters through its campaign to the CEO of Ben & Jerry's and its parent company Unilever, telling them to rescind their discriminatory new policy.


Israeli Ambassador to UN Gilad Erdan has also sent letters to the governors of 35 US states that have passed anti-BDS laws, urging them to sanction the ice cream maker over its decision to boycott Judea and Samaria.


While Florida, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, California, Maryland and Texas, to name a few, have passed legislation barring any boycotts of the Jewish state, Vermont, where Ben & Jerry's is based, has not.


Officials in Florida, Texas, New York, New Jersey and Illinois are said to have begun examining whether Ben & Jerry's decision triggered laws passed in recent years to combat BDS.


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