No More Chunky Monkey

20 07 2021

Dry Bones Ben & Jerry hate

The big story in Israel this week is about ice cream. Yes, really. Ben & Jerry’s, an extreme left-wing company owned by anti-Israel Jews, has joined the BDS movement to boycott Israel. (BDS means: boycott, divest, and sanction). What it means for me is no more Chunky Monkey, my fave B&J flavor. The reaction is all over the place. Leftists rejoice and pro-Israel folks are disgusted. Does it matter in the big scheme of things? I think it does. It is nothing for me to give up Chunky Monkey, but if we ignore each incremental economic attack on Israel, the anti-Israel crowd will win.

The good news is that BDS is not winning and even this latest attempt will backfire. The Israeli company making Ben & Jerry’s has the license until the end of 2022 and will continue to sell it till then. Their sales in Israel have jumped by 21%. However, in the U.S, we need to show the mistake the global company is making, thus, no Chunky Monkey for me, until I visit Israel next year!

Statement from Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in response to the decision by Ben & Jerry’s: “There are many ice cream brands, but only one Jewish state. Ben & Jerry’s has decided to brand itself as the anti-Israel ice cream. This decision is morally wrong and I believe that it will become clear that it is also commercially wrong. The boycott against Israel – a democracy surrounded by islands of terrorism – reflects a total loss of way. The boycott does not work and will not work, and we will fight it with full force.”

Ben & Jerry’s: We will not sell our products in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” – Popular ice cream company to continue doing business within pre-’67 borders, but ends services in Judea and Samaria in BDS win.

Watch: Israeli minister throws her Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the garbage – Economy Minister Orna Barbivai throws out her Ben & Jerry’s ice cream following its decision to boycott Judea and Samaria.

Ben & Jerry’s Israel sales jump 21% – Israelis show support for Israeli company which manufactures popular ice cream in Israel after global corporation announces boycott. 

This is a good time to remember my favorite verse regarding prayer for our city or nation. It speaks of the authority of our voices. We must speak up. The authority of a believer has direct results. Doreen and I use the reference number to remind us to pray each day at 11:11, both A.M and P.M.

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 11:11

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for seasonal rain.

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