But even the notion of a referendum drew ire.If that weren't enough, I told the New York Observer, "they [the pro-BDS group] don’t seem to have a terribly sophisticated understanding of the situation." Mr. Calder's report seems to confirm my evaluation:
Ann Herpel, a general coordinator at the co-op, told The Post that she and the management team opposes the boycott plan and hopes it never reaches a referendum.
"We feel [a boycott] would be divisive," she said. "We want to be good stewards and make all people feel welcome."
The Post contacted the leaders of the anti-Israel co-op members for comment but only got questions, not answers.
A person identified as "Hima" said in an e-mail that before commenting, the group wants to know the reporter’s story "angle" and sought copies of his recent published articles "to give us a sense of" writing style.