Buzz

Israeli Restaurant Gives 50% Discount to Arabs and Jews Dining Together

Israeli Restaurant Gives 50% Discount to Arabs and Jews Dining Together

Israeli Jew David (L), 31, and Muslim Arab-Israeli Mahmoud, 62, share a plate of hummus at the Hummus bar. Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli Jew David (L), 31, and Muslim Arab-Israeli Mahmoud, 62, share a plate of hummus at the Hummus bar. Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

An Israeli restaurant near the coastal city of Netanya recently began offering a 50 percent discount off hummus plates to Arabs and Jews who sit at the same table.

“Scared of Arabs? Scared of Jews? By us we don’t have Arabs! But we also don’t have Jews…By us we’ve got human beings!” Humus Bar said in a post to its Facebook page.

According to the Times of Israel, Humus Bar said the promotion was a success since it was introduced earlier this month and that it was well received by Arab and Jewish customers alike.

“If there’s anything that can bring together these peoples, it’s hummus,” the restaurant’s manager, Kobi Tzafrir told the Times of Israel.

The promotion is an effort to defuse tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, which has been on the rise in recent weeks.

On September 13, clashes broke out between Palestinian youth and Israeli security forces in al-Aqsa mosque, where Palestinian eyewitnesses said Israeli police injured several worshipers after firing rubber-coated steels bullets inside the mosque, AFP reported.

Since these clashes, the tension spiraled into a wave of arbitrary knife and gun attacks, carried out mostly by Palestinian youth frustrated by the Israeli occupation. The movement is reminiscent of previous waves of Palestinian-led violence against Israelis and has some wondering if this is a third intifada, or “shaking off” of Israeli power.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to “break this wave of terror like we broke previous waves of terror”, while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for calm.

However, the violence has persisted and the death toll continues to rise.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the total number of Palestinians killed in the violence since the beginning of October currently stands at 58.

The Israeli death toll for the same period of time is eight.

Body Shamed and Bullied Online, Egyptian Policeman's Story Revealed
Netflix Announces Plans to Expand to the Middle East

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

Famous Al-Alamein Hotel Reopens After EGP 1.5 Billion Renovation

Mohamed MohsenJuly 19, 2018

Encounter of Two Worlds: Celebrating Colombia in Cairo

Sara AhmedJuly 18, 2018

Egyptian Military Officers May Receive Immunity Over 2013 Muslim Brotherhood Crackdown

Sabah KhodirJuly 17, 2018

Saudi Women Pilots to Receive Their First Training by Flight School

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 17, 2018

Saudi Woman Climbs All Seven Summits Of The World

Mohamed MohsenJuly 17, 2018

Egyptian Team Breaks Records Again at the Silverstone Racing Circuit

Sabah KhodirJuly 16, 2018

Foreign Residents To Be Granted Egyptian Nationality For a Deposit of 7 Million LE

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 16, 2018

New Administrative Capital Will be Egypt’s First Smart City

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 15, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.