An inspirational evening of solidarity with the Filipino community


The delicious food was all snatched up within two hours of opening, and the queue reached as far as the next street! Hundreds of people showed up on a cold winter evening to the anti-deportation pop-up restaurant, and showed incredible support for the Filipino community. The proceeds from the event, that was hosted by Abie restaurant in Tel Aviv, were all directly transferred to support the ongoing campaign against the deportation of Filipino children. 

Last November, deportation orders were issued for 9 boys whose mothers are migrant workers from the Philippines. This time too, our community stood up to fight for these children, so that they can live happily and safely in the only place they call home - Israel.

This time around, we organized a pop-up restaurant event in collaboration with the Filipino mothers from UCI (United Children of Israel) and chef Assaf Doktor. This event could not have taken place without the donations of over 1,000 members of Zazim — thank you! The event was supposed to take place in December, but then the lockdown was enforced and we had to change plans, but these children are still living in fear of deportation. As with all of the deportation threats in the past two years, this time too, our community has stood in solidarity with the mothers and children of the Filipino community. Together, we will continue to fight for these children to be given legal status in Israel and for a more equal and just society for all. 

Photo: Oren Ziv