Famous Vermont-based ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s announcement Monday that it would stop selling its products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories has drawn backlash from Long Island officials who oppose the BDS Movement, which supports businesses divesting from Israel.
More than two dozen business and community leaders got a crash course in Israeli politics during an intimate discussion with one of the US ally’s top diplomats in Brookville on Nov. 30.
The fraught relationship between Israelis and Palestinians on the surface appears nowhere near reconciliation, despite various attempts by the United States and other countries to foster a semblance of peace between the two enemy combatants. 'Disturbing the Peace,' screening at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, documents the story of combatants from both sides joining forces to spread peace and hope.
They are calling for an investigation into the president's former campaign director's involvement with Israel’s upcoming elections.
In interviews with the Press, neither Bishop nor Zeldin wanted to discuss that situation on the ground. Both preferred to focus on their unwavering support for Israel.