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DeSantis Requests State Action Against Ben & Jerry’s

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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a letter to the State Board Administration on Thursday requesting action be taken against Ben & Jerry’s over their decision to boycott “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” Fox Business reported.

The governor asked the brand and their parent company, Unilever, be placed on the “Continued Examination Companies that Boycott Israel List” and the “Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List,” Fox Business reported.

The latter would bar Florida’s board from buying stock in Unilever and its corporate entities, as well as prevent it from contracting the companies until the boycott ended, a spokesperson for DeSantis told Fox Business.

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“As you know, Florida has long had a strong relationship with the State of Israel,” the letter read. “As a matter of law and principle, the State of Florida does not tolerate discrimination against the State of Israel or the Israeli people, including boycotts and divestments targeting Israel.”

The move by Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling ice cream in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has been labelled anti-Israel by some, including Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

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