Park Slope Food Coop Votes Down Boycott Of Israeli Products

March 27, 2012 12:00 AM

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 "

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