Justin Timberlake made headlines recently by announcing a show in Tel Aviv, in defiance of the boycott some entertainers observe on Israel. Now, his visit is attracting attention for an entirely different reason–his lengthy alleged list of demands, which includes Israel’s national dish, hummus.
Timberlake must have learned that no trip to the Middle East is complete without the delicious chickpea dip. Ynet News claims to have obtained a copy of the singer’s demands for his upcoming performance, which include a plate of the ubiquitous food.
Many of the other food and beverage demands on the list are far less regional: “peanut butter, jars of honey, lemons, different types of potato chips, strawberry and grape jam, a loaf of white bread and a loaf of whole-wheat bread,” as well as “Campari, high-quality red wine, tequila, whiskey, vodka, Stella beer and light beers.”
The article also notes a request for Jamaican beer, but also “ a selection of good local beers.” So, Goldstar and one of Israeli’s growing microbrews?
We hope that Timberlake will partake of more of Israel’s culinary offerings before his upcoming performance on May 28. Why not demand some falafel, sabich, swarma, schnitzel, malawach, shashooka, and some halva for desert?