What if a shared meal could be the solution to the conflicts that plague some areas of the world? This is what Kobi Tzafrir, manager of the Hummus Bar, in Israel must have thought, launching a unique promotion, which reserves 50% discount for Arabs and Jews who sit down to eat at the same table.
What if a shared meal could be the solution to the conflicts that plague some areas of the world? That's what he must have thought Kobi Tzafrir, manager of the Hummus Bar, in Israel, launching a unique promotion, which reserve 50% discount for Arabs and Jews who sit down to eat at the same table.
The family-run restaurant is located near the coastal city of Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, and specializes in meeting the needs of a clientele that has always been mixed Arab and Jewish. The special offer was launched last week with a post published in Hebrew on Facebook.
“Are you afraid of the Arabs? Are you afraid of the Jews? " - reads the post - “Here there are no Arabs, but there are no Jews either… here there are only human beings! And a truly excellent Arabian hummus! And a great Jewish falafel! And the hummus encore is free, whether you are Arab, Jewish, Christian, Indian ... Special offer: 50% discount on hummus dishes for Arabs and Jews sitting together! "
The initiative had above all a symbolic value: an invitation to look at the things that unite, rather than those that divide, at a time characterized by the resumption of clashes and violence between Israelis and Palestinians. And also a way to show that a peaceful coexistence is really possible.
The promotion was supposed to last only a few days, but the success was such that the managers of the venue are planning to make it permanent. Many Arabs and Jews came from different cities in the country to share a table and support the initiative e some even refused the discount and paid the full amount of the meal, in order to also economically support the Hummus Bar activity.
“If there is something that can manage to unite all these people, it is hummus! " - he commented Tzafrir, glad his experiment mobilized so many people.
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