‘You’re Both Jewish’: Axios Reporter Confronts Ben & Jerry Over Accusations That West Bank Boycott is ‘Anti-Semitic’

Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, better known as Ben & Jerry, were asked by Axios reporter Alexi McCammond about some of the reactions to their July announcement that the company’s products would no longer be sold in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

In her question, McCammond echoed the BDS movement’s rhetoric about “Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories,” a claim which is used to justify many things aside from lack of ice cream.

“Were you surprised by the backlash that came after that,” McCammond asked Greenfield in the latest episode of Axios on HBO.

“No. I wasn’t surprised,” he said. “And yet, when it happened, it’s still painful.”

“You have some loyal customers who think that the move is anti-Semitic,” said
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