The organizers of a canceled Philadelphia food truck event apologized for “causing harm to the Jewish community” by booting an Israeli vendor from its roster – a move that critics slammed as bowing to anti-Semitism.
“We understand that our actions have hurt you and we are truly sorry,” organizer Eat Up the Borders posted on its website on Wednesday.
“We want to be very clear that we do not support anti-Semitism or allow anti-Semitism in our spaces. Our actions were ignorant and inexcusable.”
The mea culpa comes after the “Taste of Home” event on Father’s Day was nixed amid furor sparked when the organizers rescinded an invitation to the Israeli food truck, Moshava.
The organizers allegedly received threats of protests if Moshava participated.
EUTB, which says its mission statement is to help small family-owned and immigrant businesses in the city of Brotherly Love, said Moshava attended a May “Taste of Home” event shortly after the series was launched.