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tv   Street Food Jerusalem  Al Jazeera  July 19, 2020 1:32am-2:00am +03

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syria president putin hope to kick start the economy this yeah but how will he pay for his big plan. the cost on al-jazeera. hello and welcome again to rewind i'm richelle carey and there since al jazeera english launched back in 2006 we have built a huge library of insightful and entertaining documentaries and here on rewind we are revisiting some of the best of them one of the most popular series over the last decade was street food which traveled the world in search of culture and
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history of cities old and new their unique cuisine here's just a small taste this is street fruits and this is a free place but. this is a street group and this is the cairo. street and the fact. that viewpoint is one of the best to latin america which makes me an argentinean a little bit jealous. zanzibar has one of the richest spirits cultures did he stop because. this is st. and this is.
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one of the most interesting things about my raby is that diversity more than 42 different ethnic communities living here from all over kenya i'm with them they all bring unique dishes traditions and neighborhoods. today we are rewinding to 2000 a one street food travel to the holy city of jerusalem where for centuries people of different cultures and religions have lived worked and eaten side by side but after years of rising tension in recent months have seen a huge escalation a palestinian protest against the jewish settlement program exacerbated of course our president donald trump's controversial decision to move the u.s. embassy to the holy city of jerusalem all of which makes it hard to imagine that today they can make a film using true slums vocal chart to show how muslims jews christians and armenians and manage the list side by side in the holy city for so long from 2008
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a decade ago here a street food jerusalem an ancient city sacred to 3 different faiths. the jews the size of the 1st holy temple. for christians the scene of jesus christ death and resurrection. and for muslims. of the prophet muhammad's ascent to heaven. this could only be one place jerusalem. visitors to jerusalem cannot help but be overwhelmed by the city's history and its religious significance to muslims christians and jews but this beautiful city is also a tragic one for over for centuries and coveted by millions who've never set foot in it. jerusalem is the focus of an ongoing and seemingly irresolvable conflict everything here is overshadowed by politics even that most basic of things food.
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that. it may be at the heart of israeli palestinian conflict but it's easy to be influenced by the old city of jerusalem its bustling markets and vibrant street in life. but inside its walls tensions are never far from the surface. and history is a dimension of the present. you'll see his sign such as this commemorating the recent anniversary of the 6 day war of 1967. when israel gained control over all of jerusalem. claiming to have reunited the ancient jewish city.
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but there is little unity to be found in a city which palestinian arabs regard as their occupied capital. and in the struggle for the soul of this city even food has its parts through it is an important marker by density in all countries what we eat expresses our history culture and values the palestinian was united states and with a national identity constantly undermined food place an even greater role in defining who they are. the food on sale here snacks such as the lafon as well as olives. nuts and sweets will be familiar to anyone who's visited arab cities like damascus a man. with the appearance of uniformity can be deceptive
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the palestinians have put their own distinct mark on many dishes. i arranged to meet anthropologists and local food experts. to find out more. this is my favorite place it's 50 years old that he used to use has had many kinds of with the far left but it will be those from us for the morning but after them to stop the from the other b.s. and only kill the hamas. business that abu ali restaurant suffered as a result of the 1st palestinian uprising the intifada of $987.00 and the restaurant today focuses on the one dish it's become famous for some months. the recipe is simple boil chickpeas or ground to a paste this is then mixed with flavor and it's sold olive oil lemon juice gone and
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tina so it's made from ground sesame and it's in the precise mix of the spade brings that i want to use it shines through so this one was is simply special because of that model for them and just taste it and you see that the 1st is that comes to mind is that both of them in. this. particular basic recipe exist from iraq or that on the 1st tile crescent 11 on the syria jordan our list. and we all use it but in a different combinations the palestinians favor the let me taste of course and egypt. team that source dominates over the hamas so we don't like it because it's syria they don't put them in the way we do they put mortar on mars. different places different cultures have their own dialect. across the city arab snacks that you to not only by palestinians they've also become extremely
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popular amongst israeli jews leading to claims that some dishes have been appropriated michael moore's has been taken all that by this a list favorite because a guest it's said doesn't threaten their last question which is should be is it's a pain that it can make a pretty good enemy and without ruining their dietary knows. this is one of jerusalem's most popular hummus and falafel restaurants but it's in predominantly jewish western rusinow. it's intriguing name from gaza to men has a double meaning. it's located on the corner of gaza and burnin streets but it also points to the fact that the food served here like israel itself is somewhere between east and west. restaurant work and near an israeli jew has no qualms about admitting the heritage of the food he serves like there's no israeli food all our
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food is from like neighbors and people that can we gratian jewish immigration that's going to israel and our people that it's a. neighbor ejects palestinian claims that the traditional food has been appropriated by the israelis nobody's discords from nobody knows it's it's moved there out condemnation on the same dish it's like or even the homeless in england you know to the homeless to the english to it's. far and the city in which over the centuries so much has been disputed and cleans by one side or another it's perhaps no surprise to find that even food is a subject of contention. everything his seems to be loaded with a symbol. and and with the significance that many outsiders fail to fully appreciate. and food is no exception.
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so you have for example from us and to see them declare it as a national at this so outrageous for us it is as out as for us as to see the villages that are destroyed the other villages that are left over fall apart and abandoned. there was one more jerusalem delicacy which wanted to show me before we parted a special bread known as guy dark and generous some of us as it has a very special shape and liberal comes more like us and share and jordan's different but the best thing about the jerusalem guy it's you call it it's crushing from the outside soft on the inside tasted a little at this very very good. time in english has been picked by the arabs of palestine and the levant for centuries and used as a condiment for bread and other snacks. and palestinians are certainly proud of it
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. but even the simple herb has found itself drawn into the on going to israeli palestinian conflict to israel has outlawed the traditional practice of picking wild in order it's claimed to protect the species of plant. that in the land disputed by 2 peoples even a simple conservation measure can have consequences. as i was to find out the following day when i traveled north to the galilee region to me to the arab who's been caught out by the no clue senate leaders are clearly doing each year on independence day i take my mother to collect near her old village on this occasion i was gathering a small amount for her what a guard came up to me and told me what i was doing was against the law. he took me to his car where another man had already filled in some papers he told me to sign them and said i had a fine for 660 shekels my mother is 86 years old when she realized what was going
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on she got very angry. why should we pay $660.00 shekels for picking zotz up on our own and sister's landlord. she told the guard that in that case she was going to go and pick 660 shekels worth of salt to herself but he told he get the police on her if she did. despite the israeli prohibition of picking wild zat that a group of arab women have found a way for preserving the palestinian tradition of daughter cultivation. paying up to design this is up a plan well known to all are we used to big it up once a year either neighbor or me from the mountains and however 3 years ago we started a project to plant it down here after work and so now we have that all year on the summit at the beginning middle of nowhere 11 about a new book now there are fewer we do expect that we have a hard work and some of the woman is that intake it physically that i'm in and. the
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group was formed to provide the women with an independent means of income and aim which has had only limited success. the money that women make from selling bizarre allows them to rent the land on which it grows and there is little left over for future investment or for them because they didn't know despite all the us that we see ourselves as being in the only benefit that it is that allows us to put food on the table. to give it away at home one day the women would like to expand the business and open a factory before now there's not a production takes place in the home. first it's left to dry out the leaves and then remove this and makes it so sesame seeds and similar to this fragrant powder is used to prepare a quintessentially arabs in nashville many east brits who stood with it and or live or oil. back in jerusalem i began to
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learn that the issue of the israeli appropriation of palestinian food is more complex than it 1st appears. almost half of israelis come from middle eastern backgrounds their parents or grandparents having lived alongside arabs in countries such as iraq morocco and yemen until the turmoil of the 20th century and the creation of the state of israel. and to this day so many ms ryan as these oriental jews are known for continue to have it and customs which they knew from having lived in arab lands. but it's in the food they eat that we can find the biggest clue to the oriental origins of so many contemporary israelis this jury stressed ron specializes in iraq in kurdish cuisine. the stews soups and salads and of a typically middle east and. some just out altogether thinks of when i would see. what i am like a show the old chap choke up if the dishes are
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a reminder of the shed history culture of many arabs and jews something easily forgotten in today's divided politics of. modern israel is a synthesis of different cultures east and north africa and european even if you can and if you really sense that head injury seems main markets my finances you think that. israel is a country founded on immigration. and many israeli jews continue to identify with the flavors of the nouns from which they or their ancestors came. local chef comes out to goldberg showed me some of the dying of those influences that plays in these radio kitchen. we have a lot of beautiful coming to russia and germany 50 up and marking so you dipshit
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just. every fison the word united we and we have. jewels of a bow and becoming. one big mishmash of things. what's showed in the markets made me realize that food knows no borders i've notice a lot of the spices that vary from india to me. to post israelis and arabs is the same spices course. we all actually are saying the same flavors and different in different ways a lot of times. you can see there are exactly. rides out of a. kitchen used to lots. of israel the kitchen also use it as it is a fuse a kind of a fusion. so what's up the system we have yes we have become to insulted fish. we have all kinds of all kinds of content we have
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a feeling of being rushed outside. we have to get the care that. we have. some of which is. going away and if not most probably because of all that rushing immigration. so we also have many teofilo shop idiom for that and there are a lot of if you can see here in jerusalem there is a big community of video visuals move. through the enticing range of produce on sale here there is one unifying feature everything in this market is strictly kosher best to see it conforms to jewish dietary laws forbidding certain things and suit you'll find no shrimps at the fishmonger and no cooled at the butcher.
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now i'm familiar with the muslim idea of how and then this is food that is permitted according to islamic rule you but i don't know as much about the jewish. system or die tree north or the course route as the moon. i visit is an orthodox jewish family so far in my. work it's friday afternoon and the benhur they're preparing the meal for the coming sabbath on which work of any kind including cooking is strictly forbidden by sunset our sabbath has begun we have to finish all the work all the food preparation anything that we're doing we have to finish by sabbath by the beginning of sabbath so everything is a crazy mad rush to get it done beforehand. but. everything that we do in our religion has the guidelines set for us and that's basically what happens with when we talk about kosher food there are meats that are
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not allowed us there are fish that we're not allowed to eat. fish for instance us to have fins and scales if it has one of the 2 then it's also not considered kosher for us meat. animal has to have the split half and she gets cut or again we're not allowed to eat that. most jews in israel may choose to eat for judy admits that the reasons behind the di trade north are obscure the bottom line is we really don't know what the reasons for that are and judaism has a many laws and regulations for which we really have no understanding of why god. handed down these laws to us and we're commanded to observe them and despite the fact that we really have no understanding of what they are. during my time in
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jerusalem i've noticed that both israelis and palestinians attach great meaning and symbolism to food that. symbolism maybe political or religious or both. crazy may be part of our culture and community but it need not be divisive. this is jerusalem's eucalyptus restaurant a rarity in this divided city as its own jointly by an israeli and palestinian. and i'm here to meet with $0.04 members of an initiative called chefs for peace a group which kids together in order to bridge religious and political divides. this is a way to show the world that we can do peace we can assure the people that we are. peaceful. as a series of city were together a jewish state of being able to shoot it together we did we cook together so it is fact. today this shifts adjourned to prepare me
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a truly multicultural lunch 1st up on the menu as a jewish state with an intern story told by an israeli shell. i'm going to keep the. lentil soup which comes from the bible the story of jacob. and as of was asking jacob what are you all doing and what are you preparing to give me from this red red stuff so i'll refer to this red stuff which is a lentil soup and i'm not sure that jacob was doing the lentil soup the same way i'm doing it but what is important with the taste. just. convinced that ignorance of the other is at the heart of the conflict here this sets try to educate people about the others history traditions and culture through the medium of food. and so palestinian chefs the few and one of the owners of the
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restaurant is making a traditional palestinian deaths rarely found. outside the whom it's cool maneuver for upside down in just a reference to the distinct swing in which it's. many people think you'll see him up just the most and fall off and then maybe show him up but in this resort we make the special fluid depict food and we safe with all the people here we have something more good to the days. and the fans customers seem to agree. said keith as a member of jerusalem small but ancient only medium community. welfare. in the morning there was of the couple chill america watches the final dishes being prepared by palestinian christian newby and with the help of a friend our day to day we're going to make
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a traditional. song before making in the classical way not too old fashioned of the stuff on tour we prepare the bread and butter for the show a day and don't stuff it with chicken on the lawn and so much only put a little bit of the scene on the field with some point the needs so it's in a fancy way. it was time to sample the food an eclectic lunch reflecting the diversity of the city and its people's way through the way through the hour. and while some might think that the idea that cookie can promote peace is a little naive the chefs themselves had no such doubts if there was. just the best life on this show or. need for backup to make the peace in the middle east so all usually. people use knife. because live for making good scenes as you see is food not for
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killing or butchering people we have pieced together but the problem is the government and we don't want to. the government going to look make nothings but he was tough to make me think especially for the piece and for the people this is just the beginning and i think of the idea of their dream to make some small be a more big and you just start. eucalyptus restaurant only uses organic vegetable sauce from local farmers. from heiler is one of the suppliers. yet despite living in bethlehem just 5 miles away the journey to deliver her home grown vegetables to jerusalem can take a man seeks out was a reminder that for the talk of peace political realities such as walls and barriers continue to divide people here. doesn't have a clue but it's difficult because i don't have a permit to cross the checkpoints my of trying to get one so many times here but
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they refuse a behind the years so what can i do that for but i have to take the risk of coming here for my children say that i have to sacrifice the ancient city of jerusalem nies at the center of a very modern conflict a conflict over territory and identity everything including the food people eat can become part of this conflict as i seen here in jerusalem through it can be a point of contention and difference or it can hold the potential for cooperation and a coming together. and that was straight from back in 2008 that at which life interests one has sadly become more divided other than last but for now thanks for joining us to take out
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