Ben & Jerry’s ‘Adviser’ Was Deported From Israel For BDS Activities

Omar Shakir (Twitter); Ice cream (Ben & Jerry's Israel Twitter)

A source at Ben & Jerry’s revealed that the company’s decision to boycott Israel was influenced by Omar Shakir, who was kicked out of Israel in 2019 for BDS activities. The Ben & Jerry’s company, an ardent supporter of the anti-Semitic Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and other progressive causes, rejected calls to hear opposing opinions to Shakir’s narrative.

International law expert Eugene Kontoroivich revealed the scope on Twitter last week: “SCOOP (on Ben & Jerry’s): I’ve been told by (a Ben & Jerry’s) insider that company’s board invited Omar Shakir, a professional BDS activist, to advise them, rejected calls to hear experts on other side,” he wrote. “This ain’t about the settlements.”

Shakir has served as the “Israel and Palestine director” of Human Rights Watch (HRW) since 2016. In 2020, the US State Department considered declaring HRW an anti-Semitic organization due to its support for BDS.

Below is just one example of the anti-Israel propaganda Shakir engages in, including claiming that Israel engages in “apartheid.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Give me a break!
    Palestinians are terrorist murderers, not innocent victims!!
    If not for their heinous barbarism, they would’ve been treated differently..

  2. Radical racist Arab Omar Shakir is infamous since 2010…in his vile anti Israel actions then then he tried the ‘apartheid slur’ but struggled to equate since Israel is in fact a democracy.
    Till 11 years later, abusibg HRW platform, he decided to change the definition of apartheid to make the libel stick. Ignoring refuge for Jews in Israel and legitimate security concerns. Not to mention affirmative action and so many forms of preferential treatment for Arabs especially re land issues in courts.


    On a lighter note. Speaking of hypocrisy and ice cream… or rather Arab Palestinians rushing in democratic Israel while (per Mahmoud Abbass declarations on record) there is not one Jew in allowed in envisioned Apartheid-Arab-Palestine:

    Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) Tweeted:
    Palestinians claim that this is the Palestinian Authority Governor of Hebron, Jibrin al-Bakri, caught eating ice cream in Tel Aviv. Thousands of Palestinians visited Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Tiberias, and Haifa during Eid al-Adha.

    July 24, 2021