Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Question. Does the PSFC (Park Slope Food Coop) actually boycott Israel Products?


This is an addendum to the previous discussion of my last post entitled:

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a reader asked

Hi, Robin,

I was struck by the first line of your email.   Has the Coop actually instituted a boycott of Israeli products?  I'd understood that there have been members urging a boycott but that a boycott was never implemented.

If you'd let me know, I'd appreciate it.

Many thanks.

My answer: 

Dear S,

Thanks for your comment and excellent question. 

When you say "actually instituted a boycott" aren't you really asking "Has the Coop officially adopted a resolution, a formal legal declaration that they will boycott Israeli Products?"  

The answer to this is of course they will never do so since it would be stupid on their part and legally they will be held accountable and prosecuted.

However, it seems to me that they are totally boycotting Israeli products in the PSFC. 

Would you as a pro Israel lawyer argue that if they sell just 1 Israeli product it is proof that they are not engaging in any form of BDS whatsoever and that therefore they are protected under the law and can not be prosecuted for engaging in BDS?  And if they don't officially vote for BDS that means that there is none happening? 

so yes to your question...It is my impression and conclusion that there is some kind of boycott going on in the Coop as there are very few Israeli products and a small quantity of Kosher products sold...far from what it should be. Of course this is just an allegation based on a gut feeling rather than on scientific evidence. I of course would welcome an investigation....

The impression many of us have is that their modus operandi  is to conduct an unofficial boycott without fear of prosecution or consequence  due to their engagement of deception and knowledge of lawfare.  Their success is that they know how to circumvent the spirit of the law by being masters in engaging in the letter of the law. Deception par excellence.   We can't fall for it.   Shall we justify their bias against purchasing Israeli products simply because they make sure to have just one or even a handful of Israeli products on the shelf rather than a full lineup of items?  

Let me add that engaging in BDS also incorporates telling a false narrative which justifies economic Jihad against Israel not to mention justifies violent Jihad.  Linda Sarsour actually justifies Jihad and speaks of Jihad as if it is innocuous.  For whatever reason, in legal circles,  brainwashing with a false narrative is not considered legally problematic nor illegal nor acknowledged as part of BDS and is actually according to certain prestigious lawyers, "experts" in the field of BDS,  Freedom of Speech.  This in turn creates a very strange scenario where tax payer money is supporting Non for Profit anti Semitic propaganda and brainwashing all in the name of Freedom of Speech.   

A digression...Another example of a non for profit organization, benefiting from public assistance, financial and otherwise, and  engaged in brainwashing,  is radio station WBAI.

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So the PSFC continues to engage in brainwashing and propaganda all protected by Freedom of Speech, which is by the way, in my humble opinion,  far worse and more dangerous than the actual boycotting of Israeli products. 

As per your question is there an economic boycott happening in the PSFC...

Let us be fair to the PSFC and  compare the diversity of choice of Israeli products with what other supermarkets have on their shelf,  given the same market.  

Of course one can argue that the Buyers in the PSFC are appointed or elected by the members to make such decisions and we shouldn't intervene nor question their decisions  

Let me respond. The PSFC leadership, officers, committee heads etc.  has been successful, if my allegations are accurate,  in encouraging, aiding and abetting PSFC to engage in an unofficial BDS boycott.  This has been accomplished only because they have been successful in keeping Pro Israel, pro Judea and Samaria advocates from leadership positions in the PSFC. The time has come to drain the swamp and once and for all end perpetuating an anti Israel anti Judea and Samaria bias within the PSFC.  

Let me digress if you may...

Please read their plan of Civilization Jihad which is to infiltrate political positions elected in a democratic fashion to push their agenda. This is how they operate in all sectors in the economy, be it political, non for profit and business.

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PSFC is only one manifestation.  The political support by DeBlasio, DeNapoli, Jummaine Williams, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for Linda Sarsour or for antisemitic anti Trump radio stations like WBAI shows us that we have some wolves as politicians guarding the hen house.

Going back to the topic at hand... 

Does the PSFC offer any products labeled made in Judea and Samaria?  If not, does that officially fall under the category of BDS? It raises the important question Is Judea and Samaria  legitimate according to the PSFC?

It is my impression that according to the PSFC BDS narrative and agenda there is no legitimacy to Judea and Samaria. There is only legitimacy to "Palestine". Did the Coop ever honestly investigate and have an open discussion as per what "Palestine" is all about from a Biblical, historic and legal standpoint? They will probably refrain from doing so because of  the truth of what they will uncover.  They surely will circumvent any such discussion by saying that since they are a Food Coop they don't want to engage in politics. This is how they suppress the narrative when is inconveniently changes their agenda. The PSFC BDS has determined as fact to their now brainwashed membership, that Israel is an illegal Occupier of stolen Palestinian Land that this is what justifies BDS in the PSFC!

If however Judea and Samaria is indeed legitimate, then why not have products labeled "made in Judea and Samaria"?

The only way to truly determine if the PSFC are engaged in a full scale boycott is to investigate current purchasing practices and in addition place an officer or committee head who is pro Israel and pro Judea and Samaria in a leadership position in the purchasing dept of the  PSFC.  Let us then see if that makes a difference as per what gets on the shelves.

My allegation against the PSFC  is that at the present time, the leadership within the PSFC, those that makes such decisions,  do so in a biased manner to  support the "values of the PSFC" based on trumped up allegations of  "human rights violations of the oppressed Palestinian people" rather than on the quality of the Organic produce produced in Israel and farmed by Jewish residents living in the Biblical heartland of Israel, known as Judea and Samaria. .


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