The Israeli Parliament
Welcomes Meatless Monday

November 24th, 2014


Meatless Monday Israel

Meatless Monday is now served up at the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) cafeteria. This achievement—the labor of Meatless Monday Israel’s founder Miki Haimiovich and MK Rabbi Dov Lipman—was over a year in the making.

Now the 120 seats of the Knesset, whose influence passes all laws and elects the Israeli President and Prime Minister, will hear the Meatless Monday message, and they’ll have the opportunity to try some new meatless options. The Knesset has announced that in support of the Meatless Monday initiative, they will increase their vegetarian entrees on Meatless Monday. These new meatless cafeteria additions are the creation of Sodexo. As the largest food service provider in the world, Sodexo has already helped to usher in its fair share of Meatless Monday change.

The Meatless Monday Israel campaign has picked up a considerable number of supporters since its start in 2012. More than 300,000 individuals have adopted the program and so have dozens of organizations, companies, schools and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife are likewise on board with Meatless Monday and made their support publicly known near the end of 2013.

Of the achievement, MK Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) said he was “proud that the Knesset participated in this project, related as it is to environmental quality, health and ethics. When it comes to reducing meat consumption, everybody wins: the planet, our health and animals. One meatless day may not sound like much, but together we can make significant change.”

Miki Hamiovich

Miki Haimiovich

MK Rabbi Dov Lipman

MK Rabbi Dov Lipman

Prime Minister Netanyahu

Prime Minister Netanyahu