Kosher authority weighs-in on Ben & Jerry's Israel controversy
Varney: Ben & Jerry’s Israel boycott is ‘cheap shot’
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney reacts to the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company’s boycott of Israel.
Jewish religious groups are hoping to use their muscle, mainly through buying power, to change Ben & Jerry's corporate mind after the company's announcement that it will end its franchise agreement with a factory and distributor in both East Jerusalem and in the West Bank.
The company stated on its website that selling its product in those territories is "inconsistent with our values."
Jewish communities in Israel and beyond are inquiring if the product will still be considered kosher, or ritually appropriate for consumption, following that announcement. The religious authority that certifies Ben & Jerry's as kosher is now weighing in.