Iran TV says no to pasta, pizza
Dudi Cohen
Published: 06.02.11, 17:19
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1. Let's behead French fries eaters
Moderate Muslim ,   Peaceistan   (02.06.11)
2. Fsnjan & hamburger are better than Ahmadinejad and Obama : )
Salma ,   Palestine   (02.06.11)
Food culture in particular is a global, not local, No one Can control people's tastes. For example, the "Israelis" can not resist the Palestinian falafel, can you ; )
3. My sister had an Iranian neighbor for years who would
Rivkah   (02.06.11)
bring Iranian style food to the house when he visited which was often, to see Martha's husband who was his best friend in America. Iranian food is delicious, especially the cucumber salad. Majid was so loyal a friend that he helped with the funeral arrangements for Martha's husband when Martha was too overwhelmed with grief. Majid was a brother to her since her own brothers did not come and help or even attend the funeral. It grieves me for the Iranians to have a government that does not reflect the hearts of the people. Even Majid feels that way. He would return to Iran if the government became less radical since he loves his country of birth.
4. Islam - the religion of "enlightment" and "pluralism"
I wonder how well would do the Liberals under such a regime.
5. Love goes through the stomac.
ORA ,   Jerusalem   (02.06.11)
6. gotta protect that fragile culture, i guess
mike ,   israel (formerly usa   (02.06.11)
it's pretty sad that they have to do these sorts of things, otherwise their culture will disappear. but if that's the case, it's not going to last anyway. too bad.
7. reminds me of the Americans not
Barney ,   USA   (02.06.11)
eating french fries during a protest. Can't wait for the iranian people to overthrow this ignorant regime. Maybe they will quit breathing air since Jews breathe it also.
8. Backward society that will not ketchup
ilan ,   Ariel   (02.06.11)
9. These religious figures seem to be catering to their fetishe
noa ,   israel   (02.06.11)
10. #2: Nor Can You Resist Israeli Hummas
emanon ,   USA   (02.06.11)
11. Congratulations, YNET
Tel Avivoid ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (02.06.11)
Cutest. Stock photo. Ever.
12. leave our food alone,keep your Persian cats for food!!
Anna M Sedda ,   Rome-Italy   (02.06.11)
13. Palestine Falafel
jUDAH THE LION   (02.06.11)
Are you kidding salma? My wife makes falafel so tasty that it melts in the mouth. All my friends,family,business friends, neighnours,loves my wife falafel. She can make a lot of money if she opens take away falafel bar
14. Wake up Europe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15. Strange!!! They did not ban Chinese food
16. evil pizza?
Robert   (02.06.11)
haha- it looks like the face of a mullah- the enlightened fanatics are seeing themselves in a cheesy pizza? Too funny- I feel sorry for Iranians who have to put up with this baloney.
17. It must be so horrendous to be an Iranian
Lee ,   Manchester UK   (02.06.11)
'living' in Iran. What retards they have 'ruling' them. Even the likes of salma from 'palestine' don't deserve leaders like Iran's ... oh of course maybe we can make an exception for the likes of salma. Salma why don't you go live in Iran sounds like you need to appreciate real oppression.
18. the hallmark holiday and i agree with them
sweeter than honey ,   far away   (02.06.11)
actually, to some degree. as western commercialism gears up for the anual valentine day thing, (you know doubt feel special, girls, getting a mass produced sentiment through the door). it's a very christian festival, whose origins are found in very early christianity, superceeded and overlain with a couple of recent centuries of marketing. so actually i tend to agree with iran and saudi arabia of all polities in this specific matter, and analagously this cooking thing. remember your own jewish culture before you become a sucker for something christian, overlaid with the cynicism of israeli marketing.
19. If this was a couple of years ago, ...
Michael Steiner ,   Bahrain   (02.06.11)
...I'd join the chorus of derision at the Iranians. But after what Israel has been up to--what with segregated buses and sidewalks, shabat parking lot feud, racist bills concerning renting property, and others--I think we are hardly in any position to point fingers anymore. There's one difference though: Iran is a mock theocracy whereas Israel is supposed to be a democracy. Fie fie!
20. Salma - Don't take credit for felafel
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (02.06.11)
You're not the originators, merely one of the consumers, you're just copycats Where a falafel originated is a debated question. Although some believe it originated in India, people make cases that its origin was Egypt and some people think it was originally a Hebrew food. It's a Arab-levant Syrian,lebanses,Palestinian,Egyptian orgion from those countries Read more: However, you're entitled to take credit for Homicide Bombers, since you are the originators
21. # 19
Birdi ,   Israel   (02.06.11)
What are you(with a Jewish name) doing in Bahrain??
22. Impressive Cultural Move, for Morons
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (02.06.11)
Wow, no food that is Western or European, big deal. That accomplishes a lot. This government must be run by people with mentality of a two year old. So now they want to control what people can cook and what food preparation you watch on TV. What's next? How about the underwear police. No Western style clothing with zippers? After all zippers are Western invention (USA), so eliminate them, NOW. The new Iranian Zipper police unit should be formed within a month. Anybody caught wearing any kind of clothing that has a zipper, arrested. Gosh just think where can go from there. I think the French invented the Bra, Hey are you thinking what I'm thinking. I'll join the Iranian Bra police unit, please lets not stop with just food.
23. 22 Mark from Georgia, USA: There is sense in banning foreign
Rivkah   (02.07.11)
foods if you consider the unclean elements in a lot of foods. Pork, shrimp, catfish, oysters, scallops, ham, bacon which all take away supernatural protections. Unfortunately, Muslim food is dedicated to Allah and the meats slaughtered facing Mecca which makes it unclean to YHWH. If there are unclean foods for YHWH's camp, it is not surprising that there are Muslim preferences in Iran in regard to foods. Many foods in America are unclean to YHWH because they are dedicated to Allah, such as Campbell's soups (even the vegetarian ones), all fresh meats at Costco, lamb from New Zealand at Whole Foods Market and anywhere a Muslim happens to be working who prays to Allah over the food being served. So I avoid eating in restaurants since I don't know who works in them. And I avoid any foods with labels that have a circled H or a circled W or Islamic writing on it which signifies halal or dedicated to Allah, an abomination for Jews and/or Christians and/or Messianics to eat.
24. #21: None of your business. Anything else? :)
Michael Steiner ,   Bahrain   (02.07.11)
25. You know you've lost if even food is a threat to you.
leo ,   usa   (02.07.11)
26. Iran, not all "Western subjects" forbidden in your schools.
leo ,   usa   (02.07.11)
Get rid of nuclear science and technology.
27. Let them crawl back in to their caves
Avi ,   Israel   (02.07.11)
Where they can serve up some iraninan food.
28. #19 - "after what Israel has been up to"
William ,   Israel   (02.07.11)
How's that bubble you're living in, Michael? No comparison between Iran's State-wide forced oppression by myopic Islamists at the helm and Israel's attempt to placate to every group in this multi-ethnic democratic country. Case in point, sidewalks or buses that are segregated are in specific areas of high haradim population and not in, say, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat, or even all of Jerusalem. Same with the parking lots. It seems in your haste you also confuse the Rabbi's letter about not renting to a belligerent population which supports sedition in Israel, and actually passing bills which occurs in the halls of govt. The Knesset passed no such bills regarding property, but they did address the issue of current apartheid policies which allows certain populations to receive benefits without fulfilling their obligations to the State and its citizens. That seems to be the most democratic action - when making both benefits and obligations equal across the board, wouldn't you say?
29. Insecure...
Malone ,   Hfx   (02.07.11)
So insecure they're almost childish.
30. #21
brooklynjon ,   Brooklyn, USA   (02.07.11)
Birdi, Bahrain has a small and (as I understand it) well-treated Jewish community. Furthermore, the Bahraini ambassador to Washington is Jewish.
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