Foreign Ministry strike foils plans for Nepal Passover feast

The strike by Foreign Ministry staff over salaries has foiled preparations in Nepal for what coordinators say is the world's biggest celebration of the Passover holiday, organizers announced Tuesday.


Chabad organizes the Passover feast in Kathmandu every year, attracting hundreds of people, including tourists from around the world.


But the massive celebration on April 14 relies on the Israeli embassy in Nepal to help import supplies for the feast to the Himalayan nation.


"We have a problem, we have not been able to get any food shipments through so far for this Passover," said Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz, co-director of Chabad House Nepal. (AFP)