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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.

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