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Heavily Jewish Brooklyn food co-op mulls ban on Israel produce
HaAretz ^ | 2/23/09 | Lana Gersten

Posted on 02/23/2009 12:22:52 PM PST by Nachum

Located in the heart of Brooklyn, near Prospect Park, the Park Slope Food Coop is at the nexus of the borough's many diverse Jewish populations. From the liberal Jews of Park Slope to the Hasidic Jews of Crown Heights, the coop is one of the few places in Brooklyn where Jews of all denominations converge in a shared mission: to buy natural foods at reasonable prices. But the co-op's unusual Jewish character is being tested by a proposal to ban products bought from Israel, such as the persimmons and red peppers that are currently in the produce aisle. Since the Gaza operation, there has been a rash of campaigns around the world to divest from Israel and to boycott its products. At Hampshire College this month, a spat ensued when a pro-Palestinian student group erroneously announced that the school was the first American college to divest from Israel. Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer was denied a visa to play at a major tournament in Dubai, and Britain has experienced ongoing efforts to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Advertisement The proposal at the co-op is not likely to be economically meaningful; perhaps a few shipments of vegetables are at stake.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: brooklyn; food; heavily; jewish

1 posted on 02/23/2009 12:22:52 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“Oven Jews”


2 posted on 02/23/2009 12:24:45 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Nachum

I am Jewish and sometime I wonder what these knuckleheads are up to.

Maybe Ann Coulter had it correct in saying these people aren’t really Jewish.


3 posted on 02/23/2009 12:25:15 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (History does repeat itself. This is Ceasar and the Roman Senate.)
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To: Oatka

Self loathing and nuts too.


4 posted on 02/23/2009 12:25:40 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Oatka

As much as I despise JINOS, that’s just not an appropriate comment.


5 posted on 02/23/2009 12:25:59 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“I am Jewish and sometime I wonder what these knuckleheads are up to.”

Knucklehead would be an understatement. When Jews start boycotting Israel, you know the end is near.


6 posted on 02/23/2009 12:27:28 PM PST by Brookhaven (Until the three traitors are removed from the Republican Party, I am no longer a Republican.)
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To: Nachum

Why of why cant our Jewish friends learn from history...why must they run to get to the front of the cattle car line.


7 posted on 02/23/2009 12:27:48 PM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
They're morons.
8 posted on 02/23/2009 12:28:04 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: Oatka

Kapos.


9 posted on 02/23/2009 12:29:43 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Vision
They're morons.

No they're liberals.... Oh sorry! thats the same thing!!!!

10 posted on 02/23/2009 12:30:52 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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Bet they're not boycotting cell phones and wireless internet.

11 posted on 02/23/2009 12:31:11 PM PST by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: Nachum

Madness.


12 posted on 02/23/2009 12:31:57 PM PST by GBA
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To: GBA

These people are Sonderkommandos.


13 posted on 02/23/2009 12:35:29 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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For what it's worth

No Boycott of Israeli Products

The Food Coop management would like to clarify and correct misinformation in the press about the possibility of a boycott on Israeli products. The Park Slope Food Coop is not boycotting Israeli products.

Not only has the Coop's membership not voted to boycott Israeli products, a boycott has not at this point even been submitted for discussion at our monthly General Meeting -- the place where these types of decisions are made. This issue is not on the agenda and will not be discussed at the February 24 GM. The Coop is a democratically governed organization of close to 15,000 members. Any one of those members can submit an item for discussion at our monthly General Meeting. Three Coop members have suggested in our newsletter -- in the "Letters to the Editor" section -- a boycott of Israeli products. However, again, no member has yet submitted this item for discussion at one of our monthly General Meetings. Non-members do not have a role in the Coop's decision-making processes nor can they participate at General Meetings. Furthermore, decisions of this nature are not made by staff members, but only by the members who are present at our monthly General Meetings. When and if this issue is ever submitted by a member for discussion, the members who chair the monthly General Meeting will encourage all Coop members in attendance to attempt a civil discussion.

For more information, see this February 20 article in "The Brooklyn Paper."

14 posted on 02/23/2009 12:41:22 PM PST by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: Nachum

Be they spoiled brats at Hampshire, sand gnats in Dubai, Jews that should know better in Brooklyn or leftist scum in Washington — they’re chicken-sh*t surrender monkeys all. Bibi’s all alone and he’s smart enough to know it. He’s a patriot and will not knuckle down to global condemnation — in fact I think he thrives on it. I hope he let’s Al-Hillary know this in no uncertain terms when he meets with her. I’d love to see her return from one of her first diplomatic mission with her tail between her piano legs.


15 posted on 02/23/2009 12:45:52 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Or maybe TOO Jewish. Israelis are a bit too manly for some Jews, the Woody Allen types who think of God as their invention.


16 posted on 02/23/2009 12:47:11 PM PST by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Nachum

I am always so amazed at the apathy of many American Jews for Israel and their inclinations towards a Liberal agenda that clearly runs against the interests of Jews and Israel.
The Great Schlep in the last election , the onslaught of Jewish members of the American media and in Hollywood.
Don’t they fear God ? Do they even believe? If they do not
then they are Jew in name only , and not seen by God as among His people . How can any Jew , in this day & age , feel sympathy for the agendas of radical Islam ? THis goes beyond sedition , it is spiritual treason and will be recorded in
The Book . Their day of accounting and atonement shall be bitter indeed .


17 posted on 02/23/2009 12:58:02 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Nachum

Americans are nuts - some of them, anyway.


18 posted on 02/23/2009 1:04:30 PM PST by ZULU (The Obamanation of Desolation stands here. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Americans urban (are there any other kind?), liberal (are there any other kind?) Jews, it has been said, live uptown, vote in the projects, and think with their bleeding, bleating sheep-hearts.


19 posted on 02/23/2009 1:04:34 PM PST by flowerplough (The new Pelosi/Obama Era operating procedure: business as usual with three extra zeros on the end.)
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To: Nachum
But the co-op's unusual Jewish character is being tested by a proposal to ban products bought from Israel, such as the persimmons and red peppers that are currently in the produce aisle.

So what do they have in Israel that we don't have better here?

20 posted on 02/23/2009 1:08:51 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: humblegunner

There are a lot of kosher food items, including kosher wines that come from Israel.


21 posted on 02/23/2009 1:10:49 PM PST by Nachum (Obama theme song: Ball of Confusion by the Temptations)
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To: massgopguy

Sure looks like it.


22 posted on 02/23/2009 1:16:52 PM PST by GBA
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To: Nachum

Another shame to the Jewish people like Soros and Madoff (I’m Jewish)Living in NYC can make you into an idiot. Cooped up city slickers.

So stupid they think polar bears will die off too


23 posted on 02/23/2009 1:22:03 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: humblegunner
But the co-op's unusual Jewish character is being tested by a proposal to ban products bought from Israel, such as the persimmons and red peppers that are currently in the produce aisle.

So what do they have in Israel that we don't have better here?

As far as food--- Better falafel sandwiches, better olives, better array of smoked fish and they raise giant turkeys

The top turkey- eating country in the world is Israel at 11.5 kg per person every year.

24 posted on 02/23/2009 1:26:27 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: Nachum
UPDATE: Park Slope co-op is NOT considering a ban on Israel products. (see comment at Vicious Babushka)
25 posted on 02/23/2009 1:32:11 PM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alouette

Please, it’s more fun if they were.


26 posted on 02/23/2009 1:40:31 PM PST by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: SJackson

Its better. Thanks for the clarification.

So, it was some moronic letter and a wishful thinking on the part of impartial media, and then it’s got a separate life on the Internet.

Thanks for the facts checking.


27 posted on 02/24/2009 9:06:49 AM PST by Tolik
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To: Oatka

Liberal cultists..


28 posted on 02/26/2009 12:08:23 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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