The New York Times chronicles a silly debate afflicting Brooklyn’s Park Slope Co-op. Some of the Co-op’s members want to boycott Israeli foodstuffs. The opponents seem to be winning:
Opponents have accused boycott supporters of anti-Semitism and contended that a boycott would achieve nothing, pointing out that the co-op carries at most about a half-dozen Israeli items, including SodaStream soda makers, organic paprika and bath salts.
“I can’t believe how much attention this is getting,” said Barbara Mazor, a founder of an antiboycott group called More Hummus, Please.