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Israeli students accuse Ben & Jerry's of occupying tribal land in Vermont.

An Israeli student discovered that ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's was on land in Vermont that once belonged to the Abenaki Native American tribe . claims to have "illegally" occupied the

B&Cheeky letter sent to J — more than 1,000 Israeli students and students for Signed by scholars affiliated with Justice in America — condemning the hypocrisy of B&J.

"We have determined that your company's occupation of Abenaki land is illegal and completely inconsistent with the proclaimed values ​​that Ben & Jerry seeks to uphold. Ironic Most notably, in July of last year,it announced that it would stop selling its products inIsrael in order to oppose the Jewish state, which is said to be occupyingPalestinian territories. Anuradha Mittal said

in a letter provided to The Post, that B&J has filed a deal with its parent company Unilever based in Vermont. Transfer the brand's Israeli operations to a local franchisee so it can continue to sell ice cream in the West Bank.

The entrance to a Ben & Jerry's ice cream parlor in Israel marked with a gate and colorful ice cream cone sign.
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A new student initiative and letter is backed by Israeli Shurat Haddin. Dedicated to protecting community livelihoods and combating boycott, divestment, and sanctions movements against the Jewish state.

"Ben & Jerry's blatant hypocrisy has led to the death of these Israeli students." ,” said Nitsana Darshan Leitner, President of Shrat Haddin.

"Ben and Jerry talk forked." It had announced it would end sales, which critics said amounted to an economic boycott against Israel.

The impact has been severe, with states including New York pulling millions of dollars out of pension investments from B&J's parent company, Unilever. The law prohibits doing business with organizations that participate in the BDS movement against

A man and a young boy stand across the street from a Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop.
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A letter from a student group opposing the Palestinian Justice Students for the BDS movement against Israel stated:

"Justice. , morality and boycott are not just slogans or anti-Semitic weapons directed against Israel's Jewish community by food companies.Justice and morality must start at home."

A man looks back at a closed Ben & Jerry's shop in Israel.
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Students immediately requested B&J to South Burlington, Waterbury, St. Albans evacuated the "occupied" property and "returned it to the Abenaki", adding that "your company has no right to these stolen territories".

Vermont recognized Abenaki Her Nation in 2012.

"Vermont's indigenous history began 12,900 years ago when a people called the Paleo-Indians first migrated to the land now called Vermont. Native communities have continuously lived in Vermont since their occupation.Indigenous knowledge, experiences, and traditions have profoundly influenced many aspects of Vermont's rich history," said Vermont Natives. The issue committee said on its website.

Ben & Jerrys have no comment at this time.