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Sole Meretz MK to sign letter against Ben & Jerry’s boycott asks his name be removed

Meretz party MK Yair Golan during a faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on May 31, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Meretz party MK Yair Golan during a faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on May 31, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Deputy Public Security Minister Yair Golan says he has asked for his name to be removed from a letter to the CEO of Unilever calling for a reversal of the decision to halt Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sales in Israeli settlements.

The letter was signed by 90 MKs, with Golan the sole lawmaker in the left-wing Meretz party to sign it.

“After signing I understand the letter does not reflect my views. Cities in Judea and Samaria are not cities in Israel,” Golan tweets, using the biblical names for the West Bank.

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