Statement from the Jewish Federations of New Jersey on Treasury’s Ben & Jerry’s Determination
(Trenton, NJ) – The leadership of the Jewish Federations of New Jersey released the following statement tonight after the Division of Investment’s preliminary determination that Ben & Jerry’s actions constituted a boycott of Israel, in violation of P.L. 2016, c.24.
“Earlier this evening, the New Jersey Department of Treasury announced that the Division of Investment has reached a preliminary determination that Unilever’s actions via Ben and Jerry’s constitute a boycott of Israel and violates New Jersey law. We commend the State of New Jersey for their decision, delivering a rebuke to those who would discriminate against the State of Israel – an ally of the United States and a vibrant economic partner of the State.”
Susan Antman, Executive Director, Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey
Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, CEO, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey
Jason Shames, CEO, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
Dov Ben-Shimon, CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey
Robin Wishnie, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties