The Boycott Israel debate is once more dividing members of a food cooperative in Brooklyn — and this time the anti-BDS side instituted new rules to make it more difficult to boycott anyone.
The fight over boycotting Israeli products at Brooklyn’s Park Slope Food Coop hit home for Leah Koenig. She saw the battle through the prism of a jar of olive tapenade.
Staffers discuss an ongoing battle between American and Israeli matzo manufacturers, a Boycott Israel vote in Brooklyn and personal stories of hiding the afikoman.
The reasonable center prevailed when Brooklyn’s Park Slope Food Coop voted to reject a Boycott Israel proposal, writes Andy Bachman, a rabbi and co-op member.
The Park Slope Food Coop is finally inching closer to a resolution in a debate that seems to rival only the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its intractability.