Street Food and Food Politics in Jerusalem

Excellent story by Al Jazeera – will surly make you hungry….

Jerusalem is an ancient city living a very modern conflict”, says the Al Jazeera reporter, and she is very right. This lovely “Travel” piece by Al Jazeera attempts to take a closer look at a new angel of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – Street Food. Watch this video and learn about Hummus, Falafel, Pitta bread (with Za’atar) and traditional Palestinian cooking. Israelis have adopted this delicious cuisine long ago and you will find famous street dishes such as Hummus, Falafel, shawarma etc., everywhere you go from Eilat, through Tel Aviv, to Netanya, Haifa, Tiberias and off course – the Galilee. Still tradition is not to be underestimated, the best hummus in the country is still made by Arabs (e.g. Abu Hassan in Jaffa and Saied in Acree)

Isragirl Presents : Street food of Jerusalem (Part 1), Video by Al Jazeera ©

This 12 minute clip will take you through the narrow alleyways of Jerusalem’s old city, Makhane Yehuda market and a lot of Hummus and Falafel Joints around this mixed culture city. When you get to Israel make it a trip goal to try these dishes at least once – they are healthy, fresh and very tasty.

And though watching this video might give you the feeling that Israelis and Palestinians just need to fight and argue all the time (i.e. even over the nationality of local dishes), watching Part 2 of this video will prove that food also brings people of different faiths and nationalities together in Jerusalem.

A taste of heaven in Jerusalem – Hummus rules!!!


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