A-Sham Arab Food Festival Brings Jews And Arabs Together In Haifa

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The 3rd annual A-Sham Arab Food Festival took place in Haifa, Israel, over three days in December — right on the heels of Donald Trump’s announcement about moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Somehow, the news of the festival glided by without a bleep, right under the international media’s radar. There was a conspicuous spirit of collaboration among the participants — approximately 70 chefs, both Jewish and Arab (Muslim and Christian).

The above paragraph is an excerpt from an article I wrote for The Forward about the 3rd annual Arab Food Festival in Haifa. It was on my bucket list of articles to write ever since I had heard of the festival's inception and inauguration a couple years back. On the same bucket list was my desire to write how Israel Takes Doughnut Decoration To Dizzying New Heights. I hope you click both links in this paragraph and enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

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