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United Nations - Kosher Food Now On The Menu At UN Cafeterias

Published on: October 31, 2016 01:32 PM
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FILE - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (C) greets Israel's Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon (R) before a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Middle East at U.N. headquarters in New York, January 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike SegarFILE - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (C) greets Israel's Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon (R) before a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Middle East at U.N. headquarters in New York, January 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

United Nations - Orthodox Jewish visitors to the United Nations building in New York City who want to grab a quick bite will soon be able to, thanks to the efforts of Israeli ambassador Danny Danon.

After his successful effort to get the United Nations to include Yom Kippur as an official holiday on its calendar, Danon set his sights on arranging for kosher food in the building’s on site cafeterias, which already offer both halal and vegetarian options.

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“The time has come for the United Nations to serve kosher food,” wrote Danon on Facebook on September 26th.  “I asked the secretary general to arrange for kosher food so that, like so many others, Jewish visitors at the United Nations could have food that meet their dietary needs.”

Rad Zivkovic, regional director for the CulinArt Group which provides catering services at the United Nations, said that the first delivery of kosher food from Fresko Foods had just arrived.

“I was really skeptical that it was going to happen until today,” Zivkovic told VIN News.

Zivkovic said that kosher sandwiches and salads will be available at the Vienna Cafe, located in the First Basement South of the General Assembly, and the Riverview Cafeteria, located on the fourth floor of the Conference Building.

“We are trying it out as of today,” said Zivkovic. “We are really happy that we are finally able to get this accomplished.”


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 Oct 31, 2016 at 09:26 PM yaakov doe Says:

What hashgocha?

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 Oct 31, 2016 at 09:52 PM Anonymous Says:

To paraphrase what Golda Meier told Anwar Sadat on his 1977 visit to EY, "What took them so long"?

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 Nov 01, 2016 at 03:20 AM yosher Says:

Wow, no we"re friends. Danon you"re my hero

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