Park Slope Food Coop Votes Down Boycott Of Israeli Products

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Members of the Park Slope Food Coop have voted against holding a referendum on boycotting products from Israel.

The politically-charged vote brought out the masses as the trendy food co-op conducted the vote on Tuesday night. There was both delight and disgust as the crowd of more than 1,500 shot down the idea.

Organizers said 1,662 votes were cast with 653 for the idea of holding a boycott referendum, while more than 1,000 were against the idea.

“I’m very upset about it. I think it’s terrible,” said one member.

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“The right people won, democracy won,” said another.

The idea was introduced as a protest to the Israeli government’s policies toward Palestinians and held at the co-op’s monthly meeting at Brooklyn Technical High School.

With only a handful of Israeli products sold in the co-op, boycott advocates admitted the vote was symbolic.

“But when we win these little symbolic victories, it prepares you to take on bigger, more substantive targets,” co-op member Andy Pollack told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey.

“It’s a way to make a statement on a problem that diplomacy has failed to fix,” another member, Irina Ivanova, said.

But was it political consciousness, or anti-Semitism?

Some of Park Slope Food Coop’s members wanted nothing to do with Israel and wanted the co-op to join an international movement called BDS, or boycott, divestment and sanctions. Supporters of the movement include Bishop Desmond Tutu and Alice Walker.

“I was in Gaza in 2009, a delegation at the invitation of the UN-RWA, and I saw for myself what the 22-day bombardment had done in December and January of ’08 and ’09, with villages leveled, with hospitals shot full of holes,” added the co-op’s Dennis James.

However, many New Yorkers thought boycotting Israel was dangerous.

“We’re definitely against the boycott. Why should I vote against Israel?” asked Bob Seidenberg.

“It has nothing to do with food. There are people who want Israel torn apart and everybody to be massacred and America’s not going to let that happen,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

“It’s outrageous and it’s wrong, anything that would hurt Israel, which is our strongest ally,” added Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

Tuesday night’s vote was the culmination of three years of effort to bring the issue before the co-op’s 16,000 members, many of whom were eager to have the whole thing settled once and for all.

What do you think of the vote? Sound off in our comments section below. 

Comments

One Comment

  1. Mr. Whitey says:

    Why is it that noone on this planet like Jews? I mean, noone. Not Americans, South Americans, Europeans, Asians and must I even mention the Middle East?

    Noone likes them for a reason ! Get out of Palestine and give them their land back.

    1. opeacemaker says:

      Agreed and america should stop the uncondationl support.

    2. not a liberal says:

      Obviously,this idiot is not a high school graduate, he can’t even spell none correctly….idiot

      1. not a liberal says:

        opeacemaker is another genius……………..he can’t spell inconditional……….idiot

        1. joey fom B'hurst says:

          NOT A LIBERAL: neither can you, it is unconditional….super-idiot

  2. not a liberal says:

    I bet you wouldn’t ban Cuban cigars if they were available…………….and hey China is still a Communist Country,I don’t see any ban on Chinese imports……..this whole boycott thing is a crock of poooooooooooo

  3. Bob says:

    Nuke the entire Middle East and start fresh.

    1. sick of it all says:

      Bob your a true brain trust……………………………………

  4. oy vey look who is in the news says:

    jewz

  5. Bill B says:

    The building department should have a look at the “Park Slope Food Coop” sign that is hanging outside the food coop building. Those blade/flag like signs are illegal and have been for at least 40 years. I am calling the building department to report the violation.

  6. Mark Smith says:

    Looks like some of the anti-boycott lobbyists on here got their way. As usual.

    If you like Israeli products so much, why don’t all of you do the blue-collar HARD-working a$$-busting struggling to make a living class a favor and MOVE THERE. This way all of the products that you so much “endear” will be right in your own backyard. (And needless to say would make you immune from any future boycotts).

  7. Dickson Singh says:

    “Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.” (Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, April 4, 1969).

  8. Dickson Singh says:

    “We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as SLAVES.” —Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

    “One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.” — Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 [Source: N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994, p. 1]

  9. Dickson Singh says:

    “All property of the Goy nations belongs to us, which, consequently, we are entitled to seize upon it without any scruples. A believer is not bound to observe principles of morality towards people of other tribes. He may act contrary to morality, if profitable to himself or to us in general.” – TALMUD Schalchan arach. Choszen Hasisxpat 348.

    “We will establish ourselves in Palestine whether you like it or not…You can hasten our arrival or you can equally retard it. It is however better for you to help us so as to avoid our constructive powers being turned into a destructive power which will overthrow the world.” (Chaim Weizmann, Published in “Judische Rundschau,” No. 4, 1920)
    “the palestinians do not exist” (Golda Meir)

  10. Dickson Singh says:

    “Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves … politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves… The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country.”
    — David Ben Gurion, Founder and 1st prime minister of Israel

  11. Dickson Singh says:

    “If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?” –Menachem Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel

  12. Lance says:

    If Jesus was visiting today, he would be leading the fight against Israel’s murderous occupation over the Palestinian Christians and Palestinian Muslims just like he served as the focal point against the resistance towards the Romans!!!  Christian Evangelicals like myself don’t buy into the nonsense spouted for too long about IsraHell by Evangelical leaders such as it is America’s friend and ally and that those who bless it will be blessed by God blah blah blah……what a bunch of hoke.  Last I heard, the Germans and the other European countries who had participated in the Holocaust and who had actively supported the Nazi’s were all doing very well so sound bites don’t cut it anymore.
    IsraHell cares for nothing about America except how much money it can leech from the good ole US of A, and has corrupted America’s body politic through it’s special interests such as the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)! 
    America has prospered through it’s own hard work and not anything IsraHell did. In fact, IsraeHell has prospered by leeching off American taxpayers and has been a curse on us since it’s founding given the way that our cities have decayed, our schools don’t have enough funds, and we are losing our jobs and our homes!
    Moreover, God does not like racist apartheid states like IsraHell is, and it defies common sense for decent Americans to stand by and acquiesce silently to having made in America weapons used to kill Palestinian children, women and other civilians as IsraHell has been doing for far too long in order to steal their lands. This is against everything that has been taught to Christians and it is time to speak out loudly and forcefully no matter how false slurs of anti-Semite, Nazi et al are hurled out to silence decent Christians… This should be done even in the Presidential debates particularly seeing the outright deceitful behavior of the candidates including the serial adulterer, Newt Gingrich who foolishly stated that the Palestinians are an “invented people”. 
    The reality is that IsraHell is an “invented state” built on an invented myth of a “land for a people for a people without a land” as even noted Israeli scholars are saying: 
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2010/02/04/the-invention-of-the-jewish-people/
    Palestine, was never an empty land but always had (including at IsraHell’s founding), thriving cities, towns, and villages, in which millions of the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible, namely, both Christian/Muslim Palestinians, lived since time memorial and whose very history is reflected in the Bible! 
    Prime Minister Nutty-Yahoo of IsraHell keeps on falsely demanding that IsraHell be recognized as a “Jewish state” rather than as a “Hebrew state” because he knows that neither Ashkenazim (European Jews), nor Sephardim (Middle Eastern Jews), have any connection whatsoever to the ancient Hebrews of the Bible, nor to the Middle East period (except as far as their conversion to Judaism goes), as well as the knowledge that the Palestinians (both Christian and Muslims), are, in fact, the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible. 
    If Ashkenazim/European Jews had their DNA analysis done (via project being done by National Geographic), they could verify for themselves that they have no Hebrew ancestry whatsoever but rather are of Slavic origins.
    This is why Nutty-Yoo’s actual lineage is Polish as is that of Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir, and Menachem Begin, while others such as Arik (call me Arial Sharon) Scheinermann, Golda Meir, and David Ben-Gurion are Russian. 
    While some Ashkenazim may claim near Middle Eastern ancestry that still doesn’t make them descendants of King David or the Hebrews. They were also converts to Judaism. To illustrate: 
    – Yemeni Jews are converts to Judaism from the Himyar Tribe 
    – Jews from North Africa are converts to Judaism from the Berbers 
    – Jews from Spain, Portugal and other countries in Western Europe such as France, the Netherlands, Britain, as well as those descended from the Jews rescued by Sultan Mehmet II of Turkey from the Spanish Inquisition period (large numbers who migrated to Eastern Europe during the Ottoman Empire period), are also descended from the Berbers. 
    The reality is that European Jews (Ashkenazim) from Poland, Russia, and other parts of Eastern Europe as well as Europe in general are not from the Middle East nor are they descendants of the Prophet Abraham nor decendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible. They are descendants of the Khazar people of eastern Europe who converted en masse to Judaism between the 9th & 11th centuries under king Bulan II, or the Berbers of North Africa, or the Himyar Tribe of Yemen! 
    This is a historic fact and DNA analysis clearly shows that both European Jews (Ashkenazim), and most Middle Eastern Jews (Sephardim), are not related to the Hebrews of the Bible nor even a Semitic people but are of Slavic (Eastern Europe including Poland, Russia et al), origin, or Berber, or Yemeni origin! 
    By contrast both Christian and Muslim Palestinians are the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible who converted to either Christianity or Islam, and DNA analysis shows this also. 
    As converts, while European Jews can practice Judaism, they are still neither a Semitic people nor of Hebrew origin nor from the Middle East period. 
    This is the reason that Prime Minister Nutty-Yahoo of IsraHell demands recognition of israHell as a “Jewish” state and NOT a “Hebrew” state – Nutty-Yahoo already knows that irrefutable DNA evidence would show Palestinians (both Christians and Muslims are direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews whereas Jews (both Ashkenazim/Sephardim), are not, and that these latter are, in fact, converts to Judaism who have falsely co-opted all the history of the Palestinians and the Bible for themselves – they have been living a myth that they are descendants of the Biblical Hebrews. 
    In other words, IsraHell was founded on ” a myth for a people living on a myth”!!! 
    With it’s racist apartheid occupation over millions of Palestinian Semitic people who are descended directly from the ancient Hebrews of the Bible (and, therefore, direct descendants of King David, the prophets Joshua, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and yes, Jesus, himself!), IsraHell is the biggest practitioner of anti-Semitism in the world today!
    The ignorance demonstrated by Newt Gingrich, Christian Evangelical leaders and so many other neo-con Israel-Firsters of this reality reflects their willingness to prostrate themselves before Israel’s anti-Semitism against millions of Palestinian Semitic people.
    It shows the extent to which American political leaders from both the Republican and Democratic parties like Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, and Rick Sanitorium are willing to prostitute themselves to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
    Notwithstanding Newt Gingrich’s foolish comments about the Palestinians as an “invented people”, the reality is that the Palestinians are the direct descendants of the Hebrews, and that IsraHell is founded on the premise of a “myth for a people living on a myth!”
    Christian Zionists have been fed pablum by the likes of Rick Sanitorium, Newt Gingrich, and their  religious leaders who even with their twisted convoluted illogic, don’t understand that there will be “no return of the Messiah” until the millions of the descendants of the Hebrews, namely, the Palestinian refugees (who are the real Jews), and who live in squalid refugee camps all over the Middle East and the world can return to the Promised Land!!

  13. The Realist says:

    Why does everybody suddenly LOVE and ENDORSE and WORSHIP the Arab nations after what they did to us in 2001?

    Oh, that’s right — under International Law, Israel (and ONLY Israel) is actually BARRED from defending itself or retaliating against attacks from outside. Arab countries can launch missiles into Israel with impunity, but even a complaint from Israel counts an an act of initial aggression.

    1. Lance says:

      Notwithstanding false smears, the nonsense about antiSemitism does not work anymore because European Jews are NOT descendants of  the ancient Hebrews of the Bible at all whereas the Palesinians and Arabs are. The reality is that that term has been co-opted also because Israel-Firsters have duped good Christians into silence and into the most un-Christian acts that Precious has been doing against both Palestinian Christians and Muslims!  In fact, many American Jewish people themselves are sick of of how Israel-Firsters have corrupted Amrica’s body politic, and put IsraHell’s interests ahead of America’s.  The Palestinians are the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews including Jesus himself and DNA evidence clearly shows that. Hate to bust yer bubble, but good Christians blindly supporting IsraHell have been working against God’s Chosen People, and there will be no return of the Messiah (using their own religious theology), until the Chosen People, namely, millions of Palestinian Christians and Muslims can returns the Promised Land from the refugee camps in which they reside in so many other countries! Anyway, here is some more information on Hitler’s Jewish (both Ashkenazim and Sephardim) roots fer yer edification! How very sad that Jewish people in Europe were victimized by one of their own, huh? Talk about the poor Jewish people of Europe (may God bless their souls and take them into Heaven directly), being cannibalized, figuratively and literally by one of their own. As I said before, bruthah-Bob, the truth will dun set yu free (Praise be to the Almighty)!!!
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1305414/Hitler-descended-Jews-Africans-DNA-tests-reveal.html
      If Jesus was visiting today, he would be leading the fight against Israel’s murderous occupation over the Palestinian Christians and Palestinian Muslims just like he served as the focal point against the resistance towards the Romans!!!  Christian Evangelicals like myself don’t buy into the nonsense spouted for too long about IsraHell by Evangelical leaders such as it is America’s friend and ally and that those who bless it will be blessed by God blah blah blah……what a bunch of hoke.  Last I heard, the Germans and the other European countries who had participated in the Holocaust and who had actively supported the Nazi’s were all doing very well so sound bites don’t cut it anymore.
      IsraHell cares for nothing about America except how much money it can leech from the good ole US of A, and has corrupted America’s body politic through it’s special interests such as the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)! 
      America has prospered through it’s own hard work and not anything IsraHell did. In fact, IsraeHell has prospered by leeching off American taxpayers and has been a curse on us since it’s founding given the way that our cities have decayed, our schools don’t have enough funds, and we are losing our jobs and our homes!
      Moreover, God does not like racist apartheid states like IsraHell is, and it defies common sense for decent Americans to stand by and acquiesce silently to having made in America weapons used to kill Palestinian children, women and other civilians as IsraHell has been doing for far too long in order to steal their lands. This is against everything that has been taught to Christians and it is time to speak out loudly and forcefully no matter how false slurs of anti-Semite, Nazi et al are hurled out to silence decent Christians… This should be done even in the Presidential debates particularly seeing the outright deceitful behavior of the candidates including the serial adulterer, Newt Gingrich who foolishly stated that the Palestinians are an “invented people”. 
      The reality is that IsraHell is an “invented state” built on an invented myth of a “land for a people for a people without a land” as even noted Israeli scholars are saying: 
      http://www.counterpunch.org/2010/02/04/the-invention-of-the-jewish-people/
      Palestine, was never an empty land but always had (including at IsraHell’s founding), thriving cities, towns, and villages, in which millions of the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible, namely, both Christian/Muslim Palestinians, lived since time memorial and whose very history is reflected in the Bible! 
      Prime Minister Nutty-Yahoo of IsraHell keeps on falsely demanding that IsraHell be recognized as a “Jewish state” rather than as a “Hebrew state” because he knows that neither Ashkenazim (European Jews), nor Sephardim (Middle Eastern Jews), have any connection whatsoever to the ancient Hebrews of the Bible, nor to the Middle East period (except as far as their conversion to Judaism goes), as well as the knowledge that the Palestinians (both Christian and Muslims), are, in fact, the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible. 
      If Ashkenazim/European Jews had their DNA analysis done (via project being done by National Geographic), they could verify for themselves that they have no Hebrew ancestry whatsoever but rather are of Slavic origins.
      This is why Nutty-Yoo’s actual lineage is Polish as is that of Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir, and Menachem Begin, while others such as Arik (call me Arial Sharon) Scheinermann, Golda Meir, and David Ben-Gurion are Russian. 
      While some Ashkenazim may claim near Middle Eastern ancestry that still doesn’t make them descendants of King David or the Hebrews. They were also converts to Judaism. To illustrate: 
      – Yemeni Jews are converts to Judaism from the Himyar Tribe 
      – Jews from North Africa are converts to Judaism from the Berbers 
      – Jews from Spain, Portugal and other countries in Western Europe such as France, the Netherlands, Britain, as well as those descended from the Jews rescued by Sultan Mehmet II of Turkey from the Spanish Inquisition period (large numbers who migrated to Eastern Europe during the Ottoman Empire period), are also descended from the Berbers. 
      The reality is that European Jews (Ashkenazim) from Poland, Russia, and other parts of Eastern Europe as well as Europe in general are not from the Middle East nor are they descendants of the Prophet Abraham nor decendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible. They are descendants of the Khazar people of eastern Europe who converted en masse to Judaism between the 9th & 11th centuries under king Bulan II, or the Berbers of North Africa, or the Himyar Tribe of Yemen! 
      This is a historic fact and DNA analysis clearly shows that both European Jews (Ashkenazim), and most Middle Eastern Jews (Sephardim), are not related to the Hebrews of the Bible nor even a Semitic people but are of Slavic (Eastern Europe including Poland, Russia et al), origin, or Berber, or Yemeni origin! 
      By contrast both Christian and Muslim Palestinians are the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible who converted to either Christianity or Islam, and DNA analysis shows this also. 
      As converts, while European Jews can practice Judaism, they are still neither a Semitic people nor of Hebrew origin nor from the Middle East period. 
      This is the reason that Prime Minister Nutty-Yahoo of IsraHell demands recognition of israHell as a “Jewish” state and NOT a “Hebrew” state – Nutty-Yahoo already knows that irrefutable DNA evidence would show Palestinians (both Christians and Muslims are direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews whereas Jews (both Ashkenazim/Sephardim), are not, and that these latter are, in fact, converts to Judaism who have falsely co-opted all the history of the Palestinians and the Bible for themselves – they have been living a myth that they are descendants of the Biblical Hebrews. 
      In other words, IsraHell was founded on ” a myth for a people living on a myth”!!! 
      With it’s racist apartheid occupation over millions of Palestinian Semitic people who are descended directly from the ancient Hebrews of the Bible (and, therefore, direct descendants of King David, the prophets Joshua, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and yes, Jesus, himself!), IsraHell is the biggest practitioner of anti-Semitism in the world today!
      The ignorance demonstrated by Newt Gingrich, Christian Evangelical leaders and so many other neo-con Israel-Firsters of this reality reflects their willingness to prostrate themselves before Israel’s anti-Semitism against millions of Palestinian Semitic people.
      It shows the extent to which American political leaders from both the Republican and Democratic parties like Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, and Rick Sanitorium are willing to prostitute themselves to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
      Notwithstanding Newt Gingrich’s foolish comments about the Palestinians as an “invented people”, the reality is that the Palestinians are the direct descendants of the Hebrews, and that IsraHell is founded on the premise of a “myth for a people living on a myth!”
      Christian Zionists have been fed pablum by the likes of Rick Sanitorium, Newt Gingrich, and their  religious leaders who even with their twisted convoluted illogic, don’t understand that there will be “no return of the Messiah” until the millions of the descendants of the Hebrews, namely, the Palestinian refugees (who are the real Jews), and who live in squalid refugee camps all over the Middle East and the world can return to the Promised Land!!

    2. DCLaw-1 says:

      Nothing angers a liberal more than defending yourself. Six million surrounded by 300 million that want to massacre you and your children, but you should not assert any sign of satrength or resolve.

  14. Ralph Kootz says:

    you people who are Jewish supporters are idiots. 9/11 would’ve never happened if it wasn’t for involvement in Israeli affairs. I hope they do boycott them. The only reason the US is firmly in support of Israel is the millions of lobbyist money that they put forth to bribe politicians. THAT IS IT. the US doesn’t get any thing substantial from being allies with Israel except useless wars. I’m not an Arab, but I definitely think this country would be beter off not being so chummy with Israel.

    1. sick of it all says:

      spoken like a true nazi……………………..have you ever heard of jihad, you need a history lesson………….911 had nothing to do with Israel, it’s all about Muslims taking over the world,and forcing conversions or death

      1. joey fom B'hurst says:

        What are the perks of having Israel as an ally? Before Israel, we never had any enemies in the Middle East

  15. Deibon Snook says:

    I BOYCOTT all A-rab products and will NOT do business with any A-rab. We should all do the same.

    1. Lance says:

      So you don’t drive a car that uses oil from Arab countries, you don’t eat food grown with fertilizers derived from oil from those countries, or in a factory operating from oil from those countries, and so on. Sheesh, what a joke to hear silly statements from Israel-Firsters in the USA!

  16. BeeGee from BRKLYN says:

    calling PSFC members “ignorant and undereducated” is risible. PSFC members possess more higher education degrees, and are more politically savvy than almost any other group of the same number of people, save perhaps, university professors. The debate was NOT about whether or not Arabs killing Arabs is ok, or whether or not there are other countries in the world committing acts of repression and violence. The PSFC has participated in other boycotts, amongst which were the boycott of Nestle’s, California produce harvested by non-union laboreres, and products made in south Africa.
    There may be a number of people whose support of the BDS movment is motivated by anti-semitism, but the PSFC members who initially proposed the boycott, and who pursued it for 3 years are Jewish.
    Sdaly I am manifestly unsurprised at the prjudice and downright anger the genral public has just because some PSFC members care passionatley about injustices they witnessed, and who want to bring THOSE PARTICULAR INJUSTICES to an end. One doesn’t allow an injustice to continue just cause someone else somewhere in the world is also committing injustices:you take action on the problme before you, not all the problems everywhere.
    As a PSFC member I would like to see this issue become less contentious, and I don’t suport the BDS movment, but that doesn’t mean I have no respect for those who do.
    And, as for the PSFC being a “rat infested hole” we pass our health inspections with flying colors. And we have many people who wish to join and shop here.
    by the way Christina, speaking your mind is not anti-american. You would do well to read the constitution. You know, that founding document that states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
    and hey, folks, if you don’t like it, don’t shop at the PSFC. Shop elsewhere. After all, IT IS JUST A GROCERY STORE.

    1. BeeGee Not says:

      To BeeGee from Brklyn:
      >>>>”PSFC members possess more higher education”<<<<
      "More higher education" too funny LOL
      With your one sentence you lost all of your credibility, and have proved
      "PSFC members are “ignorant and undereducated” ".
      Nice work!

  17. peacemaker says:

    Ally for what,what are the benfits.The politican keep saying that be cause they need the vots,,,come on wake up america.

  18. paul says:

    I think we should boycott the store.

    1. PS Bigot says:

      It’s a good idea Paul, but my guess is that most of the members of the Park Slope Food Coop are too stupid, and undereducated to understand that
      ARABS are killing ARAB CHILDREN, ARABS are killing ARAB WOMEN, ARABS are killing their OWN people and in their OWN country.
      This may be perfect example of Darwin’s Theory at work.

  19. PS Bigot says:

    I say we all boycott all Arab street venders in NYC. All the hotdog carts, prezel venders, gyro meet venders. Lets Boycott the Taxi cabs that are driven by Arabs. Look at all the Arab children, and women killed by their own people/governement. Arab killing Arab children & women in Lybia, Egyept, and and in Syria.
    Yet the “Park Slope Food COOP” does not have a problem with Arab killing Arab. The reason why the “Park Slope Food COOP” doe not have a problem with ARAB KILLING ARAB, is becasue the Park Slope Food Coop and it’s members are bunch of uneducated hate mongering bigots and anti-Semites.

    1. PS Bigot says:

      Sorry for all my typos. My fingers are too fat for this tiny keyboard!

    2. peacemaker says:

      So do it PS who stopping you. ON one hand you call yourself Democratic and go to Iraq and Afghanistan to kill millions of Muslims in the name of freedom and the other hand you have problem with one small boycott. The Arab killing Arab does not give the rights to other to go and kill them. I think America has been hijacked and no one can do or say anything about::: that country::: not even the politician had the (((BBBB)))) you know what. No one stand up and stop the killing of innocent kids and women in gahaza.I hope everyone come to common terms and think of the human as same not if one killed you go and killed 50 or 100 with f16 that provided by America. We American need to open our eyes and see thing clearly and not to be hijacked by certain group. So let’s hope that we get someone who can stand for the truth not for political gain. Every human life is precious regardless of race and religion.

      1. tired of listening to parrots says:

        what would you do if another country was lobbing rockets at your child’s school, your home, your neighborhood, your place of work. would you just say, oh, gee, they only killed one person, don’t try to stop all the rockets, because last night they didn’t kill so many people. why do the palestinians shoot the rockets from populated areas? how should the israelis stop the rockets without killing people if the palestinians insist on making their launch pads in the midst of villages? perhaps if they shot them from areas where no one lives, innocent people would not get hurt.

        1. opeacemaker says:

          I don’t thing you live in the real world. you will not get the real facts from American media which is control by you know who, for change every one check out the un report on the link Below.
          http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/2012/03/security-council-meeting-briefing-on-the-situation-in-the-middle-east-english.html
          I totally agree with lanc and singh, everyone is blaming the Palestinians but no one has the you know what to stand for the truth, if it was not for America peace will be achieved by un resolutions. the American people has to stand up and get there country back before it’s too late, peace is the only way both has to understand this.to much of killing and keep building settlement is not going to resolve the issue. specially Israel has stop bull shiting and be honest in peace process, whenever there is peace talk, they said ok but when the time come they do something to kill the process and keep moving on the stelments.so wake America it’s still not too late to push the peace process hard and with honesty.
          We are against all the killing regardless of what realign or race. Everyone should push for peace, peace and peace only.

  20. brooklynheardfrom says:

    As a non-Jew and former 17 year resident of Park Slope, I am DEEPLY ASHAMED!

    1. joey fom B'hurst says:

      I would be DEEPLY ASHAMED if I was resident of Park Slope too. You can always sell your house and move to Mill Basin, if you can afford it.

  21. christina says:

    I am a non-jew on long island. I think that this is all just a “hidden” form of anti semitism. banning a country’s food is just an attack on the jewish people itself- and is a disgusting form of race hatred. as a christian, I am ashamed of this- it’s anti-american also and shoudl NOT be allowed to happen.

    1. Byran says:

      You must have a lot of money.

  22. JustAThought says:

    How about a compromise? Purchase food produced in Israel and donate it to the Gazan children suffering from malnourishment, due to the Israeli food embargo.

    1. tired of listening to parrots says:

      how about if we calculate all the millions (billions??) of dollars given to the palestinian authority by the UN, the US etc, over the past decades, and ask where it went. It obviously did not go to the what happened to all the buildings left by the israelis when the left gaza? they were destroyed by the palestinians instead of being put to use to produce the same products the israelis sent all over the world. why hasn’t the money been used to feed and educate the people to support themselves. golda meir said it best: (paraphrased) there will be peace when the arabs love their children more than they hate the jews.

      1. tired of listening to parrots says:

        sorry, left out a couple words, should have said:

        how about if we calculate all the millions (billions??) of dollars given to the palestinian authority by the UN, the US etc, over the past decades, and ask where it went. It obviously did not go to the average family trying to sustain itself. what happened to all the buildings left by the israelis when the left gaza? they were destroyed by the palestinians instead of being put to use to produce the same products the israelis sent all over the world. why hasn’t the money been used to feed and educate the people to support themselves. golda meir said it best: (paraphrased) there will be peace when the arabs love their children more than they hate the jews.

        the boycott is a result of weapons being sent in “medical” and “food” shipments. Israel sends plenty of food in.

      2. Dickson Singh says:

        She also said – “the palestinians do not exist” (Golda Meir)

    2. ek says:

      there is NO Israeli food embargo

  23. HystericalBloomy says:

    “’Israel is one of the few friends that America has that is dependable and represents everything that America stands for,’ Bloomberg said.” Administrative detentions, illegal land seizures that they attempt to retroactively make legal, advocacy of ethnic cleansing by government cabinet ministers, racial steering–yup, everything that America stands for.

    1. tired of listening to parrots says:

      ethnic cleansing? what are you talking about? How many Jews are allowed to live in or work in arab countries? how many christians are attacked by moslems and never reported on by the media? “illegal land seizures”? If you do some research you will find that Moslems have sold most of the land to Jews, and then say they were coerced, right, all the way to the bank. racial steering, hmm, how many non-moslems are allowed to live freely in moslem countries. Again, do some real research, don’t be fooled by propaganda.

    2. John Dhu says:

      It seems impossible to make an objective judgment regarding Israeli relations with their colonized territories. What would be the best outcome for all? How can it be achieves?

  24. a.boyle says:

    BOYCOTT THE bOYCOTTERS!

    1. PS Bigot says:

      Who’s going to shop in what seems to be a rat infested, hole in the wall anyway.
      Those idiots should be more concerned with ARABS killing their own women and children in Egypt, Libya, and in Syria. But they the Park Slope Food Coop members can’t see past their own anti-sematic views and hate for a people who have done better in life then they could ever do.

  25. A. says:

    …Park slope parents going politically awol again.. what else is new… Aren’t a large percent of park slope jewish anyways? Hey I gotta better idea, instead of these fools becoming border line anti-semitic, why don’t pay attention their kids, go to prospect park and throw a damn baseball around instead of paying attention to what type of damn “vegan marshmallow” their food co-op is carrying. Why don’t they put their massive silver-spoon brains together to figure out a viable method to land disputes instead of some bs like this. Pow! I’ve said what I’ve needed to say.

    1. DF says:

      I am a Jew who is critical of some of Israel’s behavior, but I have zero doubt that antisemitism is driving the bulk of the Boycott Movement.

      The coop sells a thousand times more items made in China than it does made in Israel. China has massacred its citizens in Tienanmen Square, and done worse to those in Tibet and its outlying Muslim provinces than Israel has ever done in the Settlements and the West Bank. And the US has done more to prop up China than to prop up Israel.

      And yet these people criticize Israel. Why? I think they need to look hard at themselves. Meanwhile, a bunch of people just want to have fresh and inexpensive produce for dinner. To abuse the mission of the Park Slope Food Coop for extremist political ends seems very wrong to me.

      1. NEW YORKER says:

        Excellent post, I agree 100% with your assessment.

  26. Wrapper says:

    Time for some Sabra!

  27. Joe Schmo says:

    BOYCOTT OUR “ALLY” IN THE MIDDLE EAST!

    WE DONT NEED ANY KOSHER CAMELS OR CACTI ANYWAY.

    1. sick of it all says:

      Genius……………………..

    2. ek says:

      Joe Schmo, your comment is as valuable as your name- worthless

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