Israel Restaurant Offers Discount to Jews, Arabs Who Eat Together

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An Israeli restaurant owner is giving a 50-percent discount to parties that are mixed Arab and Jewish, NBC News reported.

"Afraid of Arabs? Afraid of Jews? We do not have Arabs! But we also have no Jews ... We have people!" Kobi Tzafrir, the owner of Hummus Bar in the Israeli village of Kfar Vitkin, wrote on the restaurant's Facebook page. 

Hummus, made of ground up chickpeas, is a dish enjoyed by both Jews and Arabs throughout the region. Tzafrir, 32, told NBC News he came up with the offer because of the deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence.

He said the response was overwhelming, withs Jews and Arabs from policemen to emergency responders taking him up on the offer. 


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