A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Breaking: Hummus War Escalates

I really don't usually post on weekends but there are stories that demand it. You may recall the great Lebanese triumph in 2009 when they won the Guinness record for the largest dish of hummus in an attempt to persuade the world that it is an Arab, not an Israeli, dish. (Video here.)

Well, the Israelis have struck back. Some nine thousand pounds of hummus on a satellite dish. Good news for the Arab world: they did it in Abu Ghosh, an Israeli Arab town west of Jerusalem, so it's still Arab Hummus. Here it is:

I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but could we settle all Middle East disputes this way?

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