Thursday, July 29, 2021

Delta passengers outraged at airline serving Ben & Jerry's


Passengers on a Delta flight from New York to Tel Aviv on Wednesday were displeased when they discovered that the in-flight service included a less-than-sweet treat: Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Ben & Jerry's recent announcement that it would stop selling its products beyond the Green Line caused international controversy and much concern in Israel, where the decision was seen as capitulation to the BDS movement.

Many of the passengers on Wednesday's flight handed the ice cream back to the flight attendants.

One of the passengers was former Likud MK Dr. Anat Berko, who was traveling with a relative.

"After the ice cream was served, a lot of people protested the serving of a food product whose producer boycotts Judea and Samaria. I protested, as well, and gave my ice cream back. At that stage, the Israeli flight attendants said they had told the airline that the ice cream was an inappropriate choice, but they still served it," Berko said.

The former MK said that a few upset passengers declared they would write to Delta to protest the airline's decision to serve Ben & Jerry's.

"Not only did I give my serving back, I also filmed the event, so the airline couldn't deny it had happened. Delta needs to explain itself and this astonishing decision," Berko said.

Berko added that despite the ice cream incident, the flight and the service had been excellent.

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