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Texas Comptroller adds Ben & Jerry’s to list of companies boycotting Israel

Ben & Jerry’s and their parent company, Unilever, have been added to a list of Texas companies that are boycotting Israel, according to the Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Hegar announced on Thursday, saying that the action that Ben & Jerry’s took was undertaken pursuant to Texas Government Code Chapter 808, which he shared defines “boycott Israel” as “refusing to deal with, terminating business activities with, or otherwise taking any action that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on or limit commercial relations specifically with Israel or with a person or entity doing business in Israel or in an Israeli-controlled territory …”

The Texas Comptroller said the agency has an established process that the agency follows when making listing decisions.

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