Episode 28: Ben & Jerry’s, Amnesty International, and the Debate Over Boycotting Israel

February 15th, 2022  •  1 hr 11 mins  •  Download (65.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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When Ben & Jerry’s announced last year that it would cease selling its products in the Occupied Territories, it touched off a brouhaha that lasted months. Rabbi Maurice Harris, Reconstructing Judaism’s lead staff member on Israel affairs, explains why this story garnered such attention and what he thinks it all means. He also delves into a recent Amnesty International report accusing Israel of Apartheid and narrates Reconstructing Judaism's response, both in terms of process and substance.