Unilever is a huge multinational corporation which owns over 400 brands worldwide.
Unilever brand Ben & Jerry’s announced it would cut ties with its factory in Israel after 2022, in an effort to appease extremists who oppose Israel’s existence.
The chair of Ben & Jerry’s independent board supports discriminatory boycotts against Israel, implied Israel’s existence is a “catastrophe,” and attempted to whitewash the terrorist group Hamas.
The board chair also runs a group called the Oakland institute, which encouraged support for “resistance to Israel” by the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation has reportedly donated at least $170,000 to the Oakland Institute.
In September, 2021, a former Unilever employee sued the company for antisemitic discrimination.
Unilever could reverse the discriminatory decision made by Ben & Jerry’s and take a strong stand against this hatred, but has refused to do so.