Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have reached a fever pitch in recent days, but one restaurant is doing its part to bridge the gap. The Hummus Bar, located in a small town in central Israel, is offering a special deal: a 50 percent discount to Arabs and Jews who sit together in the restaurant.
“Scared of Arabs? Scared of Jews?” reads a post in Hebrew on the restaurant’s Facebook page, according to the Times of Israel. “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 kicker? “Special bargain: 50 percent discount on hummus to a table where Arabs and Jews sit together.”
The post, which went up on Oct. 13, has been shared hundreds of times and has received thousands of “likes.”
Kobi Tzafrir, the manager of the restaurant in Kfar Vitkin, told the Times that he’s served several sets of Arabs and Jews at the same tables since Hummus Bar first started advertising the deal.
“If there’s anything that can bring together these peoples, it’s hummus,” Tzafrir said of the creamy dip made of chickpeas, olive oil and tahini.