“Food shopping. Kind of a pain in the a–. Did you know there’s a way to make it much, much worse?” Jon Stewart asked. Last night, The Daily Show weighed in on the Park Slope Food Coop’s holy war over whether to boycott Israeli-made products, including hummus, in protest of the Israeli government’s treatment of the Palestinian people.
Reporter Samantha Bee trekked to Brooklyn, “home to so many different kinds of NPR listeners,” to capture the spectacle. She sat down with both sides, Barbara Mazor of More Hummus, Please (no, that’s not a joke) and Liz Roberts of Members for Boycott Divestments Sanctions. The resulting interviews gifted us with gems like this from Mazor: “Everyone boycotted South Africa. Israel is different.” Watch Bee keep a straight face through it all. READ FULL STORY