One way of learning a bit about different cultures is by exploring their food. Ice cream may not be a food that comes to mind when you think of the Middle East but Rukab’s Ice Cream in Ramallah has been around since 1941. It is a much loved locally owned business. It’s also right down the street from where I used to live in Ramallah. It was one of my favorite places to meet with friends and people watch!

Here’s a fun video to watch about the history of Rukab’s Ice Cream.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180815-palestines-secret-stretchy-ice-cream

And another article which mentions Israelis sneaking into Ramallah just to get the ice cream!

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59jj4n/this-ice-cream-shop-is-so-good-that-israelis-sneak-into-palestine-to-eat-there

Debbie

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