Don't participate in Israel’s #ApartheidRoundTables!
Eight international chefs, all women, are set to participate in the Round Tables festival in Tel Aviv between November 11 and 23.
Round tables is part of the Israeli government’s “gastro-diplomacy”, which use culinary events to distract attention away from it’s theft of Palestinian land and food resources.
The festival this year is using a feminist facade to cover-up Israel’s occupation and apartheid.
But we know that it is Palestinian women who bear the brunt of Israel’s oppression.
The event is just weeks away. Join us in telling the chefs that cooking for apartheid is a bad idea.
The festival is partnered with companies involved in grave violations of Palestinian and Syrian human rights. Golan Heights Winery, Dan Hotels, and Argal Services Company all operate businesses in or that serve Israel’s illegal settlements, built on stolen land.
Palestinian women’s organizations and agricultural coalitions have appealed to the chefs to cancel their participation in this year’s festival.
Join us in calling on international chefs not to cater to Israeli apartheid. Send them a message on Twitter and FB pages with the hashtag #ApartheidRoundTables.
Tweet or post messages to the chefs and restaurants. See below for more sample tweets and posts as well as memes to share.
Chef Isa Mazzocchi at Ristorante La Palta in Piacenza, Italy
Chef Judy Joo at Jinjuu in London, UK
Chef Gabrille Hamilton has withdrawn from Round Tables
Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, chef at Prune in New York City
Chef Ana Roš is no longer participating in Round Tables
Chef Ana Roš at Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia
Chef Maca De Castro at Maca De Castro in Mallorca, Spain
Chef Elena Reygades at Rosetta in Mexico City, Mexico
Chef Leo Espinosa at Misia in Bogota, Colombia
Chef Tanja Grandits at Stucki, Switzerland