Ovad & Shani describe pouring all their passion into their dream wine bar ‘Jajo’.
Continue Reading »
Two years ago, when I met Ovad and Shani Zetuni for the first time, they convinced me they had something interesting on their hands. Together we hopped over cesspits, rolled in the sand, got some fresh air and climbed down to find a damp cave with high, empty vaulted ceiling.
Shani and Ovad Zetuni in the new Jajo bar. – Photo: Ilya Melnikov
Our conversation echoed and there was a dripping noise in the background. Workers were busy reinforcing the walls, peeling off old material and plastering them anew, and the ceiling was festooned with ladders.
In Jerusalem the owner of Italian trattoria cites high costs and unneeded inconvenience as reasons for parting with Rabbinate’s Kosher certification. ‘There are plenty of people who trust me & my word more than the Rabbinate’s word that we’re kosher,’the owner claims.
By Linda Gradstein of The Media Line
For three years, Shai Ghini paid $500 per month for a kosher inspector to pop into his small Italian trattoria just off Jerusalem’s famous Mahane Yehuda market. He wanted to be able to call his restaurant, Topolino, kosher to attract Jerusalem’s religious clientele. Three years ago he gave up the certification and hasn’t looked back. Continue Reading »
Ahlam Tamimi, Hamas operative freed in Shalit deal, hosts weekly show about Palestinian prisoners
Ahlam Tamimi, the Hamas terrorist who drove a suicide bomber to the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem where 15 people were consequently killed, has gotten her own television show, according to Israel’s Ynet.
Tamimi, who was sentenced to 16 life terms in Israeli prison, was freed in October as part of the swap that bought IDF soldier Gilad Shalit‘s freedom. She was deported to Jordan, where she appears to have launched a television career.
The Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds satellite channel has slotted Tamimi to present a weekly show called “Nassim al-Ahrar,” which deals with Palestinian convicts imprisoned in Israel, and those who have been freed. Continue Reading »