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

Eat Up the Borders, which seeks to 'help promote small, family, or immigrant owned businesses', made the decision to uninvite the Israeli food truck after 'listening to the concerns of [a] community that we love'

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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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