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By Jack Mendel

An Israeli cafe has come up with an ingenious way to try and bring Arabs and Jews together amid rising tensions, through a common love of hummus.

The hummus bar at the M Mall in Kfar Vitkin looked for a way to challenge the cycle of violence, which has seen 48 people killed over the last two weeks.

It appealed to people during their lunch rush to put aside fears and enjoy a cheaper meal.

The cafe wrote on its Facebook page:

“Scared of Arabs?

Scared of Jews?

With us there are no Arabs, but also no Jews. With us there are people! And genuine excellent Arabic hummus! And Jewish, excellent praiseworthy falafel with free refill on every hummus, whether you’re Arabs, Jews, Christians or Indians.

Special bargain: 50% discount on hummus to a table where Arabs and Jews sit together.

*Valid Sun-Thurs” (translated by i100.co.uk)

Owner Kobi Tzafrir said he was surprised to hear news of the offer had reached London in the i100.co.uk, adding “If there’s anything that can bring together these peoples, it’s hummus.”

מפחדים מערבים? מפחדים מיהודים? אצלנו אין ערבים! אבל אין גם יהודים… אצלנו יש בני אדם! וחומוס ערבי אמיתי ומעולה!…

Posted by ‎חומוס בר – קניון אם הדרך – כשר‎ on Monday, 12 October 2015