As a member of Weavers Way Co-op, I am writing in response to the October 2018 Opinion article, “Israeli Boycott a Step Forward for Food Justice.”
Strongly partisan political opinions and discrimination do not advance the mission of Weavers Way Cooperative Association, which includes building community, both within its membership and in the communities it serves. Weavers Way Co-op is inclusive of all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age or gender. Boycott, Divest, and Sanction is a discriminatory action favoring one group of people over another. As we know, there are always two sides to a story.
Isolating people and boycotting foods made in Israel is divisive, discriminatory, unfair and unnecessary. Let’s concentrate our efforts on serving the health and food needs of Co-op members, the Philadelphia and Ambler communities and beyond.
— Karen Driscoll