Ezra ben-Pesach
Ezra ben-Pesach

Unjust desserts

Let us end the occupation of our bellies by Ben and Jerry’s!
Ben and Jerry's release of the 'Resist' flavor of ice cream with, at the far left, CEO Matthew McCarthy; third from the left, co-founder Ben Cohen; third from the right, Linda Sarsour; and at the far right, co-founder Jerry Greenfield. BEN & JERRY'S

Malaysia is a leading contender for the most Jew-hating country on the planet. Just a couple of years ago the prime minister boasted that he is a “proud anti-Semite”. There are not enough Jews in all of Malaysia to maintain a minyan (a quorum of 10 men); The People of the Book having long been chased out by official antisemitism and overall enmity. Still, that doesn’t stop many in Malaysia from routinely trafficking in the rankest of conspiracy theories about the Jews- the classics like their control of the world and blame for the political ills that beset the country.

Fret not if you’re living in Kuala Lumpur! You can ignore all this unpleasantness with a big bowl of Ben and Jerry’s, readily available at your local supermarket.

On the other hand coming soon to the Old City of Jerusalem- returning from prayers at the Western Wall and you have a sudden craving for that peculiar brand of frozen fat and sugar, marketed as metamorphosing the fresser into a paragon of principles, you won’t have the luck of the Malaysians.

No Crème Brulee Cookie Non-Dairy frozen dessert for you, Jews! Or to render it politically palatable, none of that elevating aliment for Israel, which just so happens to be the Jewish State.

Ben & Jerry’s and their corporate Overlord Unilever should not be allowed to dissimulate that this is merely about the “occupation”.  It is about the very existence of Israel! As the Board Chairman of Ben & Jerry’s Anuradha Mittal has unambiguously declared, their intention is to boycott the Jewish State in its entirety. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/ben-and-jerrys-board-wanted-to-boycott-all-of-israel-674405

The tie-dyed mandarins have spoken. It is now decreed that henceforth it is Wrong to be a Zionist and lone amongst the nations on earth, Israel, which just so happens to be the only Jewish State, should have their ethics enhancing confections taken away.

Unilever House, the conglomerate’s headquarters in London. Arild Vågen.

One might think that Unilever, a company which was one of the most significant suppliers of the Third Reich, would act more circumspect with respect to a People out of whose desperate misfortune they were economically opportunistic. Still, if they have been morally mercenary in the past, why wouldn’t they be again today?

The counterculture commissars’ dastardly decision may come as a surprise to those who assumed based on their radical regalia that they were just about Love and Peace. Tragically, with respect to the tribe their founders were born into, they’re part of an ongoing effort to make hate cool.

With great fanfare in 2018 the hostile hippies announced a new flavor “Pecan Resist” and Linda Sarsour was the face of the flavor. Sarsour (literally Arabic for “cockroach”) is an unabashed serial defamer of Jews, champion of murderous terrorists like Rasmea Odeh, and defender of depraved antisemites including Farrakhan. https://www.commentary.org/christine-rosen/linda-sarsour-bernie-sanders-anti-semitism/

The Book of Genesis (12:3) provides that the Creator will mete out to Ben and Jerry’s the karmic retribution promised to Abraham for those who betray the Chosen People. In the meantime, they are about to incur a hell of a time with their bottom line.

Since the ice cream company’s acrid announcement, a regiment of retailers and grocery chains have ceased carrying their products. A vast contingent of customers who casually bought into the quaint Woodstockian affect will now know that they would rather sow an ancient animus than spread simple sweetness.

Fully 35 States in America have enacted anti-BDS (“Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions”) Laws which prohibit companies from economically discriminating against Israel. It does not require the wisdom of Solomon to recognize that Ben and Jerry’s ballyhooed bulletin falls squarely within the Acts’ ambit.

The corporate cowards merely allude to “the concerns shared with us by our fans and trusted partners” that they are reportedly heeding but lack the intellectual integrity to state what exactly those concerns are.  https://www.benjerry.com/about-us/media-center/palestine-statement

Meanwhile, it is as clear as the noonday sun that Ben and Jerry’s is untroubled by their sanctimonious sweets’ continued distribution in lands under Palestinian Authority control, all of which are Judenrein (Jew-free).  If a Jew simply walks into some of these areas he faces a substantial risk of death.

In 2010, the Center for Science in the Public Interest prevailed upon Ben & Jerry’s to stop inaccurately labeling their products as “all natural”. There is now an even more compelling case for the company to no longer refer to itself as righteous.

Free your kishkas from Ben and Jerry’s, which cooks with hate as a main ingredient- Why buy food from a company whose policies you can’t stomach?

The subsidiary companies of Unilever- https://www.unilever.com/brands/

About the Author
Ezra ben-Pesach is a writer, attorney, martial artist and mountain climber.
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