‘The Daily Show’ explores the Park Slope Food Coop’s Israeli product dilemma

Two-shelf solution?

In a shocking upset, members of the Park Slope Food Coop voted against a proposed ban on all products from Israel, as a show of support for the Palestinian people. The idea for the ban stemmed from coop members who feel that Israel is illegally  occupying and colonizing Palestinian land.

The ban would have ousted a handful of products sold at the grocery store that were imported from Israel, like hummus. A group opposing the ban, which calls itself “More Hummus, Please” fought to keep the products on the shelves in the weeks leading up to the vote. If the whole debate seems a little ridiculous to you, than you’re on the same wavelength as “The Daily Show,” which aired a special report about the hummus dilemma last night.

Reporter Samantha Bee sought to expose the truth in a hard-hitting investigation that brought us both sides of the issue.

“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raged for decades with countless casualties on both sides, but perhaps there is one victim of this war that might be the most tragic of all,” Bee said. “The Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn, New York.”

While “The Daily Show” pokes fun at the food fight, supporters of the ban say they’re not giving up.

“Although we finished with a very significant level of support, almost 40 percent, the results of the vote show that there remains much work to do in our efforts to educate co-op members on the importance of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions),” said Park Slope food coop members who support the ban.

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