Share Hummus for Peace
A restaurant near the coastal city of Netanya in Israel recently started offering 50 percent off each plate of the chickpea paste at tables seating Jews and Arabs together, local news reports.
“Afraid of Arabs? Afraid of Jews? We do not have Arabs! But we also have no Jews … We have people!” he posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Kobi Tzafrir, the owner of Hummus Bar in the Israeli village of Kfar Vitkin, is offering a 50-percent discount to parties that are mixed Arab and Jewish.
“I always had Arab clients and Arab workers that are very nice and when the last round of violence started I felt very uncomfortable,” Tzafrir said. “The situation is absurd and I thought that I can bring a smile to people’s faces.”
In the spirit of togetherness, the Hummus Bar also advertises “a free refill for every serving of hummus, whether you’re Arabs, Jews, Christians or Indians.”
Following the success of the deal, the cafe has tasked other Hummus restaurants around the world with providing the same offer to promote peace in the world.
— Vocativ (@vocativ) October 19, 2015