At the Park Slope Co-op in Brooklyn — a grocery store owned and operated by its members — a political fight is brewing over the availability of Israeli products on the shelves. A small but vocal group was hoping to ban the products as a protest for Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Of course, there’s another vocal group who vocally oppose the band.
Of course, to everyone outside of that upscale Brooklyn enclave, it looks like a case of wealthy people with too much time on their hands, which is why “The Daily Show” sent Samantha Bee over to the co-op to completely make fun of it. “You do know it’s a grocery store, right?” she bemusedly asks one of the combatants, and in an amusing sequence, she tours the co-op as if she’s Richard Engel sneaking into Syria, scared that one customer was carrying something suspicious… a baby.
By the way, the co-op had a vote last night on the ban, and it was defeated. Thank goodness that’s over, and we can all go back to normal.
Click the video above to see the clip. While you’re here, click below to see the other interesting goings on from yesterday:
– Mitt Romney talks to Jay Leno about Obamacare and his opponents [The Tonight Show]
– Shaquille O’Neal and Jimmy Fallon play hallway golf [Late Night]
– Jason Sudeikis on the Final Four [Late Show]