"Openly Genocidal" Menu

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A Palestinian restaurant chain in New York City featuring a menu section entitled “From the River to the Sea” is receiving death threats for being “openly genocidal,” but its owner insists the controversial messaging is not a call to eradicate Israel.

Abdul Elenani and Ayat Masoud opened the newest location of their restaurant Ayat earlier this month in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, where menus feature the controversial phrase to label its seafood section as well as a crying Palestinian woman with the words “Down with the occupation.”

“From the river to the sea” is deemed an antisemitic call for the destruction of the Jewish state by the Anti-Defamation League that has been chanted by protesters worldwide since Israel waged war on Hamas in the disputed Gaza Strip following the terror group’s

Oct. 7 terror attack that killed some 1,200 people.

“That slogan has been on my menu for the past year, way before Oct. 7, and that slogan within our communities has always been defined as a calling for peace and equality for Palestinian people in their country,” Elenani told The Post Thursday.

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