Wednesday, October 22, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Democracy at the Co-op

By
From page A6 | November 14, 2012 |

To borrow Joe Biden’s word, Jim Leonard’s claims (“Still Angry About the Co-op Decision,” Nov. 9) against the Davis Food Co-op and Israel are just “malarkey.”

As a Co-op member, I am angered by Leonard’s allegation that our Co-op is “undemocratic.” Back in 2010, when a group affiliated with an international boycott against Israel proposed a local boycott of Israeli products, every democratic procedure was followed.

Both sides tabled in front of the Co-op for months to democratically espouse their positions. Numerous lengthy Co-op board meetings were held in which both sides had numerous democratic opportunities to speak — and did. Then, the Co-op board, acting completely within its democratically given authority and in full view of its membership, determined that the proposal should not go forward for numerous reasons (most having to do with proper business practice).

Not only are Leonard’s claims against our Co-op nonsense, so are those he makes against Israel.

“Israel lets just enough food into Gaza for that population to be perpetually weak and hungry.”

Maybe Leonard should listen to what the deputy director of the Red Cross in Gaza, Mathilde Redmatn, said last April: “There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Israel chose to control and punish Gaza because Gazans chose to elect Hamas as the governing party.”

Israel withdrew from every millimeter of Gaza seven years ago. Maybe Leonard should listen to what the senior spokesman for Hamas, Mahmoud Zahar, said two months ago to the Palestinian news agency Maan: “Gaza is free of occupation” (maannews.net/eng/viewdetails.aspx?ID=520228).

Hamas statistics show that 1,200 Gazans (438,000 per year) go through the Rafah Crossing into and out of Egypt each day along with thousands of tons of food and supplies. Another 6,000 tons per day enter Gaza via Israel’s Kerem Shalom Crossing — despite the fact that since Jan. 20, Hamas has fired 1,443 missiles and mortars at southern Israel in a blatant attempt to kill and terrorize Israeli men, women and children.

Lest we forget, Jim Leonard’s beloved and democratically elected Hamas government has sworn to eradicate Israel and is actively trying to do so.

George Rooks
Davis

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    County to fund pilot project for West Sac homeless

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

     
    A favorite autumn tradition

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Marathon specialist Winter heads to cycling shrine

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Davis Arts Center: a call to artists for Holiday Sale Wall of Art

    By Erie Vitiello | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Author showcases field biology as he revels in nature

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Apply soon to be a Master Gardener

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Terez will perform at Wine’d Down Thursday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Super-fun 5K run will support UCD students

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Wine-tasting and auction benefit Advanced Treble Choir

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

    Entries due Nov. 1 in VFW essay contests

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Teen services grant applications due this week

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

    Voice of the Wood plans family Halloween show

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    Garamendi will speak at U.N. Day event

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Wolk sets ‘Morning with the Mayor’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Volunteers sought to chip in on parks cleanup

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Setting a good example

    By Sue Cockrell | From Page: A5

    Composting workshop set at Grace Garden

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Kids form a lifelong habit of drinking water

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Farmers Market hosts Fall Festival

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    A Taste of India dinner benefits Davis Community Meals

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Women and men want the same things in cars … usually

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

     
    California state parks show off fall color

    By Kimberly Yarris | From Page: A7

    October is fall car care month

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    Railroad work will close Eighth Street

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    Special education information night scheduled

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A9

     
    Halloween Carnival planned Oct. 26

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Mondavi Center gift shop plans holiday sale

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Soda bottlers spend big to fight S.F. ban

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A9

    Clinton sounding like a candidate in S.F. appearance

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A12

     
    .

    Forum

    Bad business over the phone

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Vote no on Prop. 1, because it’s no solution

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    David Fitzsimmons cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A8

    .

    Sports

    Giants rip Royals in Game 1

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    UCD women’s soccer postseason hopes flickering

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    A typical Blue Devil girls water polo win

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    DHS boys hold off Rio Americano in the pool

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Devils are on track for volleyball playoffs after win

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    AYSO roundup: Local winners have the Eye of the Tiger

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    Alliance/Legacy roundup: Italia cruises past Chico

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Fipps earns another preseason hoops award

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

    .

    Features

    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Mariana Brumbaugh Henwood

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics