Israeli café starts new concept to promote peace: crazy or start of something big?

Source: Facebook

Is this a crazy idea, or is it the start of something big?

An Israeli family-style hummus restaurant is offering a huge discount to Arabs and Jews who are willing to dine together.

Hummus Bar, located near the coastal city of Netanya, is offering to slash customers’ tabs in half by simply sitting together as they enjoy their dining experience.

They made the announcement in this post on the eatery’s Facebook page:


“Scared of Arabs?” the post says. “Scared of Jews? By us we don’t have Arabs! But we also don’t have Jews… By us we’ve got human beings!

“And real excellent Arab hummus! And great Jewish falafel! And a free refill for every serving of hummus, whether you’re Arab, Jewish, Christian, Indian, etc.”


The Times of Israel reported:

A manager of the restaurant, Hummus Bar at the M Mall in Kfar Vitkin, told The Times of Israel Monday that since it began last week the promotion’s been a success.

Manager Kobi Tzafrir said that by the post-lunch rush on Monday, Hummus Bar had already served several tables with both Arabs and Jews, a trend that’s been consistent since the ad went up on Facebook on October 13. He said the idea’s been well received by Arabs and Jews alike, as well as people online from as far afield as Japan who’d heard of the initiative.

Tzafrir said the move was a response to growing intolerance by both Arab and Israeli extremists and was a small step to bring people together.



Perhaps it’s wishful thinking, but according to Tzafrir, “if there’s anything that can bring together these peoples, it’s hummus.”


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