The Illinois Investment Policy Board, which ensures that investment of public money does not occur in entities that are prohibited from investment by Illinois law, voted on Wednesday, Dec. 22 to divest state pension funds from Unilever.
The decision was made because the British conglomerate’s subsidiary, Ben & Jerry’s, plans to discontinue sales of its products in the “occupied territories” of Israel.
Illinois joins New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Texas and Florida, which have all divested state pension funds over the decision earlier this year by Unilever subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s to cease sales in what the ice cream company referred to as “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” https://t.co/UC4xJAvzXE
— Melissa Weiss (@melissaeweiss) December 22, 2021
The anti-Semitic “independent” board of directors for Ben & Jerry’s has unified politically Red and Blue states against economic boycotts of the Jewish state.