A restaurant in Israel is hoping to calm the bubbling tensions in the Middle East with a plan to get Jews and Arabs to come eat together.
Hummus Bar, located at the M Mall in Kfar Vitkin, posted a message on Facebook this week with a little incentive to get people eating together: If Jews and Arabs come in and eat together, they'll get 50 percent off select meals.
"Scared of Arabs? Scared of Jews?" the restaurant said in a Hebrew language Facebook post. "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."
This month alone, there have been several stabbings and attacks throughout Israel. Upwards of 50 people have died since the violence began, and both Palestinians and Israelis have pointed fingers at the other side.
"If there's anything that can bring together these peoples, it's hummus," Tzafrir manager Kobi Tzafrir told the Times of Israel.
He added that the restaurant has already served several tables of Arabs and Jews, and that it's been a success since the campaign started October 13.