Park Slope Co-op Declares Am Yisrael Chai! Israel Boycott Blocked by Wide Margin

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All quiet on the organic front. (reallyboring/<a href="">Flickr</a&gt;)

Forget the presidential elections. In the most closely watched vote of the year—they were tuning in on the other side of the globe—the Park Slope Food Co-op, that bastion of democracy, voted almost 3-2 not to hold a co-op-wide vote on whether to ban organic goods from the organic grocer’s shelves.

The vote was 1,005 to 653 according to a source inside the meeting and a tweet from the co-op. (The Jerusalem Post and The Times had the same vote count, with the former beating the latter to the story by a good 15 minutes.) Another source said she had to leave the proceedings an hour before the votes, recorded on paper at a packed auditorium inside Brooklyn Tech, were counted because of the pandemonium. “In a word, INSANE,” she wrote The Observer in a text message.

Whether the furor will finally die down—it has been simmering in the pages of the widely read Linewaiters Gazette—remains to be seen, though this fight will certainly go down in the annals of history alongside the Yom Kippur War and that time Moses smashed the tablets at the base of Mt. Sinai.

mchaban [at] | @MC_NYC

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