Israeli Food Truck Excluded From U.S. Food Festival, Following 'Community Concerns'

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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A food truck selling Israeli street food was uninvited from a Philadelphia food festival on Father's Day this weekend following a harsh public backlash, ostensibly including violent threats.

Eat Up the Borders, an organization whose stated mission is to “help promote small, family, or immigrant owned businesses” announced on Saturday that Moshava Philly, a local food truck founded by Israeli-born chef Nir Sheynfeld, would no longer be included in Sunday’s “Taste of Home” festival, which celebrates “diversity through food,” citing community concerns.

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