Anuradha Mittal is the driving force behind Ben & Jerry’s decision to boycott over 800,000 Jews who live in 140 communities in various parts of Israel. Mittal serves as head of Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors and Vice President of Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Inc. and has a long history of supporting antisemitic causes and pushing narratives vilifying the Jewish nation.
In addition to her role at Ben & Jerry’s, Mittal is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank with a strong anti-Israel stance. In 2017, Mittal co-authored a series of 9 reports by the Oakland Institute called “Palestine for Land & Life.” The reports falsely accused Israel of apartheid, colonialism, and land grabbing.
Mittal also uses her role at the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation to funnel money through the Oakland Institute to fund antisemitic projects such as Badil, a Palestinian group with ties to terror and a history of vile Jew-hatred that includes publishing Nazi-era cartoons.
Mittal twitter’s account which has more than 100 anti-Israel tweets has one specifically describing the creation of the Jewish nation as a “catastrophe.”
She also often posts in support of the antisemitic Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement on her personal Twitter account. She also has called for the U.S. government to end aid to Israel and has supported Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s obscene antisemitic statements.
In 2018, under Mittal’s leadership, Ben & Jerry’s caused outrage by partnering with notorious antisemite Linda Sarsour. When confronted about her Jew-hatred the company responded that “the work Linda has done … is important and we are proud to join her in her effort.”
Most telling of the depth of her hatred, are Mittal’s tweets which revealed that she wanted Ben & Jerry’s to boycott the entire State of Israel and not just the “occupied Palestinian territories” but Unilever, the parent of Ben & Jerry’s, opposed such move.
According to anti-BDS legislation adopted by 35 U.S. states, states are required to financially divest from or cut ties with companies involved in the boycott of Israel. As such, Ben & Jerry’s and potentially its parent company Unilever, are subject to divestment and other legal consequences. Five states are currently exploring legal avenues pertaining to this issue and more are to follow.
We need YOUR help – email Unilever’s CEO Alan Jope and demand Ben and Jerry’s boycott of Israel is reversed, an apology is issued and Anuradha Mittal immediately removed from both of her positions with Ben and Jerry’s.