Brooklyn Co-Op Votes Down Israel Boycott

Members of the Park Slope Food Co-Op voted down a proposed referendum to ban Israeli foods by a landslide, with 1005 voting against and 653 voting for it.

The local food fight drew international attention on Tuesday and senior New York politicians lined up to weigh in on the debate.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn were among those who came out strongly against the boycott.

“I think it has nothing to do with the food,” Bloomberg was quoted as saying by The New York Times. “The issue is there are people who want Israel to be torn apart and everybody to be massacred, and America is not going to let that happen.”


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