The chickpea-inspired peace agreement has made international headlines since Hummus Bar posted the promotion on Facebook last week. Written in Hebrew, the post roughly translates to: “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!”
The restaurant’s manager, Kobi Tzafrir, told the Times of Israel that several Arab and Jewish customers had taken advantage of the deal and sat together. He told Al Jazeera he wanted to show the world that not all Arabs and Jews were participating in the violent attacks across Israel that have resulted in the deaths of 10 Israelis and 43 Palestinians.
As Tzafir told the Times, “If there’s anything that can bring together these peoples, it’s hummus.”