Philly Food Festival Cancelled After Israeli Food Truck Disinvited

By Arutz-7
Posted on 06/21/21 | News Source: Arutz-7

A food festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that was supposed to take place over the weekend was cancelled in the wake of outrage after it disinvited an Israeli food truck after experiencing anti-Semitic threats.

The “Taste of Home” festival was slated to take place on Sunday, June 20. It was organized by Eat Up the Borders and Sunflower Philly. It was to feature international foods as a pro-immigrant statement, including Israeli food from the Israeli Moshava food truck.

The event was cancelled on Sunday less than 24 hours after organizers made the announcement that the Moshava food truck had been barred from the festival.

In an Instagram statement announcing the event's cancellation Sunflower Philly wrote, “Due to the ongoing situation with one of our event partners… we have decided to cancel the ‘Taste of Home’ event today.”

In the midst of the controversy, Eat Up the Borders deleted its Facebook and Instagram profiles.

According to Times of Israel, Eat Up the Borders had originally released a statement saying, “In order to best serve our guests, we decided to remove one of our food vendors for Sunday’s event so that we could deliver an optimal experience to all. This decision came from listening to the community we wish to serve and love. We do stand by our initiative to give vendors from all nationalities a platform to showcase their talents and provide an awesome experience for all.”

After a huge show of support for Moshava, the decision caused a backlash against festival organizers, reported ABC 6 Action News.

“We wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out to us,” the food truck wrote on Instagram. “The love and support we have been receiving the past 24 hours has been overwhelming.”

Organizers then made a last minute decision to cancel the event.