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Hummus Diplomacy: Israeli Cafe Discounts Meals Shared By Jews And Arabs

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Hummus Diplomacy: Israeli Cafe Discounts Meals Shared By Jews And Arabs

Melanie Wong | Oct 24, 2015 09:59 PM

"...On Oct. 13, Kobi Tzafrir, owner of the Humus Bar in a shopping mall in Kfar Vitkin, north of Tel Aviv, advertised a 50 percent discount to Jews and Arabs who eat together on his restaurant's Facebook page. It read:

'Are you afraid of Arabs? Are you afraid of Jews? By us there are no Arabs, but also no Jews. We have human beings! And real excellent Arab hummus! And great Jewish falafel!'

His post was shared more than 1,900 times, and news of the deal has made headlines around the world."

Hummus Diplomacy: Israeli Cafe Discounts Meals Shared By Jews And Arabs

During a month of renewed Israeli-Palestinian violence, one hummus restaurant is paying Jews and Arabs to sit down together for a meal. We drop in on...

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