While “Don’t mess with Texas” is practically part of the American lexicon, “Don’t mess with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis” is quickly gaining ground. The most recent case in point: DeSantis took strong action against Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and its parent company Unilever on Friday after the company announced that it would no longer do business in “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” or as non-anti-Semites call it, Israel.
As Fox Business reported, DeSantis asked the Florida State Board Administration to place both Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever on the state’s Continued Examination Companies that Boycott Israel List and to initiate a process that would place both companies on the Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List.
“As you know, DeSantis said in a letter to the office, “Florida has long had a strong relationship with the State of Israel.” And as we know, Ron DeSantis does not bluff — he takes action.
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 24, 2021
DeSantis continued, as transcribed by Fox Business:
“As a matter of law and principle, the State of Florida does not tolerate discrimination against the State of Israel or the Israeli people, including boycotts and divestments targeting Israel.”
A DeSantis spokesperson told Fox Business that inclusion on the list means the state cannot invest state funds in stock of companies linked to Unilever, nor can Florida enter into contracts with listed companies.
Here’s more about the dopey Ben & Jerry’s ice cream boycott:
Shockingly, the Biden administration — at least for now — is siding with Israel. Here’s State Department spokesperson Ned Price, per TheBlaze:
“We firmly reject the BDS movement, which unfairly singles out Israel. While the Biden-Harris administration will fully and always respect the First Amendment rights of our citizens, of the American people, the United States will be a strong partner in fighting efforts around the world that potentially seek to delegitimize Israel and will work tirelessly, to support Israel’s further integration into the international community.”
The disastrous first six months of the Biden administration aside, standing with Israel instead of whacked-out Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever — particularly given the way
Chicago Jesus Barack Obama threw former Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and the Jewish State under the bus as far and often as he could, in favor of the Palestinians — the for-now support of Israel by Team Biden comes as a bit of a surprise.
Incidentally, as reported by Washington Free Beacon, Ben & Jerry’s board chair and anti-Israel activist Anuradha Mittal has not only published defenses of terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas; she also founded a nonprofit that has accused Israel of human rights abuses and defended Hezbollah.
Ben & Jerry’s Board chair has published defenses of Hezbollah, Hamas https://t.co/0jURCRXcp2
— Alana Goodman (@alanagoodman) July 23, 2021
I’m going to wrap this one up — but if a liberal-ass company is going to stop selling its ice cream in “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” I’m going to stop eating their liberal-ass ice cream.
Join me. And continue to stand with Israel.