Israel is honoring a Jaffa cafe for fostering Jewish-Arab ties.
Since its launch in 2003, the Yaffa Cafe has been a popular venue for the mixed-race district, offering with its food a selection of books in Hebrew and Arabic about politics and culture.
The cafe was selected from among 30 candidates for the Yisraela Goldblum Prize, which is awarded for initiatives that promote Jewish-Arab coexistence in Israel.
Goldblum was a director of the New Israel Fund and a founder of the dovish Peace Now. Her husband, Amiram, told Ma’ariv that at the Yaffa Cafe â€œthere is a genuine dialogue between Arabs and Jews. It is a living thing.”
President Shimon Peres was to bestow the $15,000 prize on the cafe’s owners Tuesday.
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