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The Battleground: Israel and Lebanon

The Fight: For three years, Israel and Lebanon have engaged in a culinary-rights war over who really owns hummus, tabbouleh, falafel, and other Middle Eastern staple dishes, suing and countersuing to determine who can use what name and whose citizens invented what dish. The long-simmering conflict boiled over this year when an Israeli restaurateur prepared a 9,000-pound vat of hummus, breaking Lebanon’s Guinness world record.

Read them all at Foreign Policy


Written by doorr

May 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Posted in Food, Politics, World

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