Tell these food chefs to boycott #ApartheidRoundTables
Between 8-26 November 2016 head chefs from 13 famous restaurants from cities around the world will spend a week cooking in Tel Aviv as part of a PR initiative to bring international prestige to Israel’s culinary scene
Between 8-26 November 2016 head chefs from 13 famous restaurants from cities around the world will spend a week cooking in Tel Aviv as part of a PR initiative to bring international prestige to Israel’s culinary scene. The Round Tables culinary show is sponsored by Israeli government ministries, the Tel Aviv Municipality and businesses operating in illegal Israeli settlements.
Civil society groups from these countries have appealed to the chefs to cancel their participation in this whitewash exercise and to Italian sparkling water bottler Ferrarelle to withdraw sponsorship. So far none of them have taken the step.
The initiative is even more tasteless as Israeli settlers ramp up attacks against Palestinian families gathering for the annual olive harvest and the Israeli army continues to impose a cruel siege on Gaza, pushing unemployment to 47 per cent - the highest rate in the world.
We are only days away from the event. You can help us add pressure with a principled appeal on social media calling on the chefs to cancel their participation. Send them messages on Twitter or in their FB pages with the hashtag #ApartheidRoundTables. Follow these three simple steps:
Step 1 - pick the restaurant you want to appeal to:
Indian Accent (New Delhi)
L'Ami Jean (Paris)
Chef Diego Munoz (Lima)
Matador Room (Miami)
Maruja Limon (Vigo)
The Musket Room (New York)
Malling & Schmidt (Denmark)
La Bottega (Geneva)
Step two - Send the restaurants and its chefs these sample tweets or post messages on their FB page:
Cancel ur participation in RoundTables propaganda event while Israel oppresses Palestinians #ApartheidRoundTables
RoundTables propaganda event sponsored by illegal Israeli settlement business on stolen land. Cancel #ApartheidRoundTables
Don’t bloodstain ur restaurant’s reputation by association w/ Israeli government war crimes. Cancel #ApartheidRoundTables
While you dine in Tel Aviv, Israel counts how many calories Palestinians in Gaza can get. Cancel #ApartheidRoundTables
#ApartheidRoundTables to whitewash Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. Do not be complicit. Cancel your participation.
Step 3 - Share these memes alongside your social media message and help spread our appeal letter: http://bit.ly/2exhZvM