Mark Hage


This year, for the first time, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine (VTJP) organized a band of members to march in the annual, Independence Day parade in Montpelier, Vermont. The group also launched their own the Declaration of Independence, charging Israel of imposing on the Palestinians “For quartering large bodies of armed troops among them; For cutting off their Trade with all parts of the world; For imposing Taxes on them without their Consent; For depriving them of the benefit of Trial by Jury.”

Despite what it knows and the values that define its corporate identity, Ben & Jerry’s refuses to stop the Israeli franchise from making money in Israeli settlements. Therefore, Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel say it’s time for a boycott.