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Ben & Jerry’s West Bank Boycott Prompts Suit by Israeli Partner

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Ben & Jerry’s Israeli partner said the ice cream maker’s decision to stop selling its products in West Bank settlements will illegally terminate a 34-year business relationship.

Avi Zinger and his company, American Quality Products, on Thursday sued Unilver Plc, Ben & Jerry’s corporate parent, in federal court in New Jersey. Zinger argues the West Bank boycott violates U.S. and Israeli law and is seeking an immediate order allowing his company to continue manufacturing and distributing Ben & Jerry’s products under license throughout Israel, as well as unspecified money damages.