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Can Unilever emerge unscathed from Ben & Jerry’s controversy?

Ben & Jerry’s controversy unfolds as Unilever steps in. Image: Bigstock.
Just over a week after Ben & Jerry’s announced that it would stop selling its products in occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), the company’s founders have come out to address the criticism received. Despite no longer having operational control of the company, Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield expressed their “unequivocal support” of the company’s decision in a guest essay published in The New York Times last week. The duo said they are “proud Jews” and have always been suppor