Backlash after Dubai TV hosts ‘Israeli cuisine’ discussion

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Social media users reacted with anger after an Emirati channel’s hosting of an Israeli public figure to discuss “Israeli cuisine” earlier this month. Dubai TV welcomed Rabbi Levi Duchman onto its Morning Expo show, which highlights ongoing activities at Dubai Expo 2020, to talk about “Israeli cuisine” and “dishes from original residents” – the latter seemingly a reference to Palestinians. In the interview, conducted through an English translator, the presenter asked Duchman to speak about the “distinguishing features of Israeli cuisine” and its “similarities with Arab cuisine” due to the influ…

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