Member of Knesset Yael Cohen-Faran (Miriam Alster / Flash90)
Opposition in the Israeli Parliament to "Schwarma Skewer"
An Israeli deputy follows a vegetable diet that objects to the idea of setting up a Shawarma booth in the Knesset: "The idea of setting up a kitchen that serves grilled meat does not suit the Knesset and touches its image"
A new struggle is fomenting in the Israeli Knesset. MK Yael Cohen-Faran of the "Zionist Camp" party, known as an environmentalist and green activist, opposes the Knesset's decision to open a shwarma booth at the Knesset canteen.
In the framework of the restoration of the Knesset canteen, the Director General of the Knesset, Albert Saharovitz, organized a meeting between food companies and a number of MKs. Among the participants were MK Cohen Faran, a leader in the struggle against meat deliveries to Israel. "We talked about healthy foods and how to improve the quality of food. Suddenly one of the representatives of the food company in the lower canteen above the Knesset hall said there was a plan to open meat stalls, falafel and shawarma," said the MK.
MK Cohen Faran, who fears that the new canteen, which will be close to her office, has decided to go to the Knesset Speaker and asked Knesset members to sign a request to prevent the opening of the Shawarma booth next to her office. "We believe that the operation of such a kiosk, including an open kitchen and grilled meats, may be appropriate for working in the street, but not in the Knesset and may damage the Knesset," she wrote in her request. The Knesset member also pointed out that the talk is about an unhealthy booth that may be caused by the smell of frying and roasting foul odors in neighboring offices.
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