BDS Activists Celebrate Celebrity Chef’s Withdrawal from Israel Event

Posted on November 8, 2018 2:28 pm

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Celebrity chef Gabrielle Hamilton withdrew this week from a planned culinary event in Tel Aviv, delighting anti-Israel activists.

Hamilton, an award-winning chef and the owner of Prune, had been set to feature at the upcoming Round Tables tour. Round Tables, now in its fourth year, is an annual culinary festival held in Israel. Sponsors include private organizations like American Express and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hamilton would not comment on her decision to withdraw.

In comments to the Jerusalem Post, Round Tables co-founder Yair Bekier explained that this year’s event would highlight the role of women and their contributions to the culinary