Visit a Tahini factory in Nablus

Tahina, Tahini, Tehina… however you write it, this creamy and oily sesame paste is the main ingredient in hummus (after chickpeas of course). Nablus is famous for producing top quality tahini, and if you are in the old city it is definitely worth it to try to get a tour […]

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The City of Nablus

A city many have heard of, but few have visited. This clip from Fly with Haifa gives only a small taste of Madinat Nablus.

August 5, 2015

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A Taste of Nablus

During the grim years of the second intifada, Nablus was famed for producing more suicide bombers than any other Palestinian city. The historic Old City saw bloody battles fought during repeated incursions by the Israeli military; the UN estimated that Nablus suffered some $110m worth of damage in April 2002 […]

September 24, 2014

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‘Black Tahini’ Is the Dark Magic of Palestine

qizha munchies

In the ancient city of Nablus in the West Bank, Palestinians make an inky black version of tahini called qizha that’s just about impossible to source outside of the region. Finding it has become a minor personal obsession.

September 17, 2014

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Nablus tahini with kosher seal?


Nablus-made tahini has always been well known, but now it may receive wider exposure. The Chief Rabbinate’s kashrut department said it recently received a request from the Alul Factory in Nablus, which manufactures tahini and halva (sweetmeat of sesame oil and nuts), to receive a kosher seal on their products.

January 19, 2011

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