Kosher food to be served in UN cafeterias

Amidst anti-Israel resolutions, Israel Ambassador Danon wins small victory: UN agrees to serve kosher food.

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Danny Danon
Danny Danon
Israel UN Mission

Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon has won the battle for his newest initiative: kosher food will now be served in UN cafeterias.

Last month, Danon sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon explaining the UN accommodates other dietary restrictions in their cafeterias, including Halal food for the Muslims, but no UN headquarters served kosher food for the UN's Jewish representatives.

His efforts to promote awareness and acceptance of kosher food succeeded, and religious Jews will now be able to eat in UN cafeterias. The selection of kosher food will include dairy sandwiches, salads, meat, tuna sandwiches, and hot dogs.

Last month, Danon said he was working, "to work to ensure that the parliament of nations be open and respectful to the traditions of the Jewish people."

"We will walk proudly through the halls of the UN. Just like they respect other religious, they need to respect Judaism as well," Danon said on Monday. "For many Jews around the world, eating kosher food is an integral part of their faith. All of the world's citizens need to feel accepted in the UN, and the organization needs to be accepting of those who keep the Jewish traditions."