Next month, the Park Slope Food Co-op will vote on whether to hold a referendum on a boycott of products made in Isreal – the organization's most divisive issue yet, says the Wall Street Journal.
The boycott idea was started by co-op member Hima B, an artist and filmmaker who believes that economic pressure against Israel will end "an apartheid system against Palestinians," says the article.
Other co-op members, who have named themselves "More Hummus Please," say that the boycott is nothing more than thinly veiled anti-Semitism, according to the article.
The Journal says that the two groups will face off at a March 27 meeting in the auditorium of Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene, and there will discuss whether the co-op will even vote on the issue of boycotting Israeli products at all.
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Last April, the co-op voted on creating an animal welfare committee, after members were concerned about the care standards at the farms where the co-op receives their meat and dairy.