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The Hummus War
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Basil H
2008-10-08 05:55:28 UTC
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Lebanon in 'Hummus' War with Israel

The latest conflict simmering between Lebanon and Israel is all about
food: Lebanese businessmen accusing Israel of stealing traditional
Middle Eastern dishes like hummus.
Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association,
said Tuesday his group plans to sue Israel to stop it from marketing
hummus and other regional dishes as Israeli.

"It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud.

He said his group also seeks to claim the eggplant spread baba
ghannouj and tabbouleh, a salad made of chopped parsley and tomatoes,
as Lebanon's own.

Hummus — made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon
juice and salt— has been eaten in the Middle East for centuries. Its
exact origin is unknown, though it's generally seen as an Arab dish.

But it is also immensely popular in Israel — served in everyday meals
and at many restaurants — and its popularity is growing around the
globe.

While Abboud cites a history of complaints by Lebanese businessmen
about Israel exporting and marketing Lebanese dishes as Israeli, it's
not clear where the Lebanese might file suit since the two countries
are officially at war.

Abboud compares his suit to the one over feta cheese in which a
European Union court ruled in 2002 the cheese must be made with Greek
sheep and goats milk to bear the name feta. That ruling is only valid
for products sold in the EU.

Abboud acknowledged an uphill battle, particularly over hummus — which
Palestinians also claim as their own.

"Hummus might be debatable, in any case we will be happy if the
Palestinians win... But nobody can even discuss whether tabbouleh or
baba ghannouj are Lebanese," Abboud added. "We don't have to win. The
important thing is to try."(AP) (AP photo shows a Lebanese chef
preparing a dish of hummus at his restaurant in Beirut)
edralp
2008-10-08 08:30:31 UTC
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Lebanon in 'Hummus' War with Israel
The latest conflict simmering between Lebanon and Israel is all about
food: Lebanese businessmen accusing Israel of stealing traditional
Middle Eastern dishes like hummus.
Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association,
said Tuesday his group plans to sue Israel to stop it from marketing
hummus and other regional dishes as Israeli.
"It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud.
He said his group also seeks to claim the eggplant spread baba
ghannouj and tabbouleh, a salad made of chopped parsley and tomatoes,
as Lebanon's own.
Hummus — made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon
juice and salt— has been eaten in the Middle East for centuries. Its
exact origin is unknown, though it's generally seen as an Arab dish.
But it is also immensely popular in Israel — served in everyday meals
and at many restaurants — and its popularity is growing around the
globe.
While Abboud cites a history of complaints by Lebanese businessmen
about Israel exporting and marketing Lebanese dishes as Israeli, it's
not clear where the Lebanese might file suit since the two countries
are officially at war.
Abboud compares his suit to the one over feta cheese in which a
European Union court ruled in 2002 the cheese must be made with Greek
sheep and goats milk to bear the name feta. That ruling is only valid
for products sold in the EU.
Abboud acknowledged an uphill battle, particularly over hummus — which
Palestinians also claim as their own.
"Hummus might be debatable, in any case we will be happy if the
Palestinians win... But nobody can even discuss whether tabbouleh or
baba ghannouj are Lebanese," Abboud added. "We don't have to win. The
important thing is to try."(AP) (AP photo shows a Lebanese chef
preparing a dish of hummus at his restaurant in Beirut)
Very very interesiting, its the same case that the feta cheese and
Franch champagne.
I think for Tabule, its oftern also called "arab salad", I don't think
its called Israeli.
Hummus and pita are a lost battle, because its probably is a pan
middle eastern practice that will be hard to give the exclusive rights
to everyone. If sued, Israeli prioducers might look at their ancient
histrory - I wouldn't be surprise that some of the condiments appear
in the diet of the Hebrew ancestors. It apperently also appears in
cruzaders diets.


Two additional points:
I don't think someone "stills" Hummus from someone else. If anything
it shows to me that Israel is part of the middle east. In other words
- if you eat like middle eastern, you are probably middle eastern.
Tell that to Iran president.

Hummus is a bit general, and usually there are many ways to prepare
and serve it. So there is a Lebanese style Hummus, a Palestinean style
hummus, a Syrian style hummus. There is a Jerusalem Hummus store in
the old city called Abu-Shukri So famous that has been copied and
created own Style. Non surprisngly there is an Israeli Hummus as
well.

http://humus101.com/EN/2007/05/04/hummus-is-it-israeli-or-arab/


Bon- apetite
edralp
2008-10-09 13:49:51 UTC
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Lebanon in 'Hummus' War with Israel
The latest conflict simmering between Lebanon and Israel is all about
food: Lebanese businessmen accusing Israel of stealing traditional
Middle Eastern dishes like hummus.
Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association,
said Tuesday his group plans to sue Israel to stop it from marketing
hummus and other regional dishes as Israeli.
"It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud.
He said his group also seeks to claim the eggplant spread baba
ghannouj and tabbouleh, a salad made of chopped parsley and tomatoes,
as Lebanon's own.
Hummus — made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon
juice and salt— has been eaten in the Middle East for centuries. Its
exact origin is unknown, though it's generally seen as an Arab dish.
But it is also immensely popular in Israel — served in everyday meals
and at many restaurants — and its popularity is growing around the
globe.
While Abboud cites a history of complaints by Lebanese businessmen
about Israel exporting and marketing Lebanese dishes as Israeli, it's
not clear where the Lebanese might file suit since the two countries
are officially at war.
Abboud compares his suit to the one over feta cheese in which a
European Union court ruled in 2002 the cheese must be made with Greek
sheep and goats milk to bear the name feta. That ruling is only valid
for products sold in the EU.
Abboud acknowledged an uphill battle, particularly over hummus — which
Palestinians also claim as their own.
"Hummus might be debatable, in any case we will be happy if the
Palestinians win... But nobody can even discuss whether tabbouleh or
baba ghannouj are Lebanese," Abboud added. "We don't have to win. The
important thing is to try."(AP) (AP photo shows a Lebanese chef
preparing a dish of hummus at his restaurant in Beirut)
Very very interesiting, its the same case that the feta cheese and
Franch champagne.
I think for Tabule, its oftern also called "arab salad", I don't think
its called Israeli.
Hummus and pita are a lost battle, because its probably is a pan
middle eastern practice that will be hard to give the exclusive rights
to everyone. If sued, Israeli prioducers might look at their ancient
histrory  - I wouldn't be surprise that some of the condiments appear
in the diet of the Hebrew ancestors. It apperently also appears in
cruzaders diets.
I don't think someone "stills" Hummus from someone else. If anything
it shows to me that Israel is part of the middle east. In other words
- if you eat like middle eastern, you are probably middle eastern.
Tell that to Iran president.
Hummus is a bit general, and usually there are many ways to prepare
and serve it. So there is a Lebanese style Hummus, a Palestinean style
hummus, a Syrian style hummus. There is a Jerusalem  Hummus store in
the old city called Abu-Shukri So famous that has been copied and
created own Style. Non surprisngly there is an Israeli Hummus as
well.
http://humus101.com/EN/2007/05/04/hummus-is-it-israeli-or-arab/
Bon- apetite-הסתר טקסט מצוטט-
-הראה טקסט מצוטט-
On this interesting issue

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2008/10/israel-yallah-f.html

In the picture a good restaurant in the Abu Gosh village , near the #1
Highway ((Jerulalem - Tel Aviv) - really famous one
Aviroce
2008-10-10 03:13:08 UTC
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Post by edralp
http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&382E...
Lebanon in 'Hummus' War with Israel
The latest conflict simmering between Lebanon and Israel is all about
food: Lebanese businessmen accusing Israel of stealing traditional
Middle Eastern dishes like hummus.
Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association,
said Tuesday his group plans to sue Israel to stop it from marketing
hummus and other regional dishes as Israeli.
"It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud.
He said his group also seeks to claim the eggplant spread baba
ghannouj and tabbouleh, a salad made of chopped parsley and tomatoes,
as Lebanon's own.
Hummus — made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon
juice and salt— has been eaten in the Middle East for centuries. Its
exact origin is unknown, though it's generally seen as an Arab dish.
But it is also immensely popular in Israel — served in everyday meals
and at many restaurants — and its popularity is growing around the
globe.
While Abboud cites a history of complaints by Lebanese businessmen
about Israel exporting and marketing Lebanese dishes as Israeli, it's
not clear where the Lebanese might file suit since the two countries
are officially at war.
Abboud compares his suit to the one over feta cheese in which a
European Union court ruled in 2002 the cheese must be made with Greek
sheep and goats milk to bear the name feta. That ruling is only valid
for products sold in the EU.
Abboud acknowledged an uphill battle, particularly over hummus — which
Palestinians also claim as their own.
"Hummus might be debatable, in any case we will be happy if the
Palestinians win... But nobody can even discuss whether tabbouleh or
baba ghannouj are Lebanese," Abboud added. "We don't have to win. The
important thing is to try."(AP) (AP photo shows a Lebanese chef
preparing a dish of hummus at his restaurant in Beirut)
Very very interesiting, its the same case that the feta cheese and
Franch champagne.
I think for Tabule, its oftern also called "arab salad", I don't think
its called Israeli.
Hummus and pita are a lost battle, because its probably is a pan
middle eastern practice that will be hard to give the exclusive rights
to everyone. If sued, Israeli prioducers might look at their ancient
histrory  - I wouldn't be surprise that some of the condiments appear
in the diet of the Hebrew ancestors. It apperently also appears in
cruzaders diets.
I don't think someone "stills" Hummus from someone else. If anything
it shows to me that Israel is part of the middle east. In other words
- if you eat like middle eastern, you are probably middle eastern.
Tell that to Iran president.
Hummus is a bit general, and usually there are many ways to prepare
and serve it. So there is a Lebanese style Hummus, a Palestinean style
hummus, a Syrian style hummus. There is a Jerusalem  Hummus store in
the old city called Abu-Shukri So famous that has been copied and
created own Style. Non surprisngly there is an Israeli Hummus as
well.
http://humus101.com/EN/2007/05/04/hummus-is-it-israeli-or-arab/
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"it shows to me that Israel is part of the middle east. In other
words
- if you eat like middle eastern, you are probably middle eastern.
Tell that to Iran president. "

You are missing the point. Jews dress like Arabs to call themselves
Arabs or Arab Jews. They would immitate anything Arabic to make
themselves look like the Arabs. They are fake. They are living
falsehoods. Some day they will pay for it.
f***@yahoo.com
2008-10-09 03:03:28 UTC
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Typical arab racism
http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&382E...
Lebanon in 'Hummus' War with Israel
The latest conflict simmering between Lebanon and Israel is all about
food: Lebanese businessmen accusing Israel of stealing traditional
Middle Eastern dishes likehummus.
Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association,
said Tuesday his group plans to sue Israel to stop it from marketinghummusand other regional dishes asIsraeli.
"It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud.
He said his group also seeks to claim the eggplant spread baba
ghannouj and tabbouleh, a salad made of chopped parsley and tomatoes,
as Lebanon's own.
Hummus— made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon
juice and salt— has been eaten in the Middle East for centuries. Its
exact origin is unknown, though it's generally seen as an Arab dish.
But it is also immensely popular in Israel — served in everyday meals
and at many restaurants — and its popularity is growing around the
globe.
While Abboud cites a history of complaints by Lebanese businessmen
about Israel exporting and marketing Lebanese dishes asIsraeli, it's
not clear where the Lebanese might file suit since the two countries
are officially at war.
Abboud compares his suit to the one over feta cheese in which a
European Union court ruled in 2002 the cheese must be made with Greek
sheep and goats milk to bear the name feta. That ruling is only valid
for products sold in the EU.
Abboud acknowledged an uphill battle, particularly overhummus— which
Palestinians also claim as their own.
"Hummusmight be debatable, in any case we will be happy if the
Palestinians win... But nobody can even discuss whether tabbouleh or
baba ghannouj are Lebanese," Abboud added. "We don't have to win. The
important thing is to try."(AP) (AP photo shows a Lebanese chef
preparing a dish ofhummusat his restaurant in Beirut)
Aviroce
2008-10-10 03:16:03 UTC
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Post by f***@yahoo.com
Typical arab racism
http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&382E...
Lebanon in 'Hummus' War with Israel
The latest conflict simmering between Lebanon and Israel is all about
food: Lebanese businessmen accusing Israel of stealing traditional
Middle Eastern dishes likehummus.
Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association,
said Tuesday his group plans to sue Israel to stop it from marketinghummusand other regional dishes asIsraeli.
"It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud.
He said his group also seeks to claim the eggplant spread baba
ghannouj and tabbouleh, a salad made of chopped parsley and tomatoes,
as Lebanon's own.
Hummus— made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon
juice and salt— has been eaten in the Middle East for centuries. Its
exact origin is unknown, though it's generally seen as an Arab dish.
But it is also immensely popular in Israel — served in everyday meals
and at many restaurants — and its popularity is growing around the
globe.
While Abboud cites a history of complaints by Lebanese businessmen
about Israel exporting and marketing Lebanese dishes asIsraeli, it's
not clear where the Lebanese might file suit since the two countries
are officially at war.
Abboud compares his suit to the one over feta cheese in which a
European Union court ruled in 2002 the cheese must be made with Greek
sheep and goats milk to bear the name feta. That ruling is only valid
for products sold in the EU.
Abboud acknowledged an uphill battle, particularly overhummus— which
Palestinians also claim as their own.
"Hummusmight be debatable, in any case we will be happy if the
Palestinians win... But nobody can even discuss whether tabbouleh or
baba ghannouj are Lebanese," Abboud added. "We don't have to win. The
important thing is to try."(AP) (AP photo shows a Lebanese chef
preparing a dish ofhummusat his restaurant in Beirut)- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
Jews are the most racist people on the planet. They are the ones
responsible for religious edicts to enslave Africans in the United
States of America and all the Americas. When the first black American
family landed in Israel in 1972, they placed them under quarantine.
They are studying Jewish relations and ancestry through DNA. They
claim and claim. They lie and make more lies.
Aviroce
2008-10-09 03:08:21 UTC
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""It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are
also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud. "

Abboud is right. Even their present Hebrew language is a corruption
of Arabic as there was no more than fifty Hebrew words available to
the fahter of Hebrew today. He lived among Arabs and coined his words
from Arabic.
http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&382E...
Lebanon in 'Hummus' War with Israel
The latest conflict simmering between Lebanon and Israel is all about
food: Lebanese businessmen accusing Israel of stealing traditional
Middle Eastern dishes like hummus.
Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association,
said Tuesday his group plans to sue Israel to stop it from marketing
hummus and other regional dishes as Israeli.
"It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud.
He said his group also seeks to claim the eggplant spread baba
ghannouj and tabbouleh, a salad made of chopped parsley and tomatoes,
as Lebanon's own.
Hummus — made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon
juice and salt— has been eaten in the Middle East for centuries. Its
exact origin is unknown, though it's generally seen as an Arab dish.
But it is also immensely popular in Israel — served in everyday meals
and at many restaurants — and its popularity is growing around the
globe.
While Abboud cites a history of complaints by Lebanese businessmen
about Israel exporting and marketing Lebanese dishes as Israeli, it's
not clear where the Lebanese might file suit since the two countries
are officially at war.
Abboud compares his suit to the one over feta cheese in which a
European Union court ruled in 2002 the cheese must be made with Greek
sheep and goats milk to bear the name feta. That ruling is only valid
for products sold in the EU.
Abboud acknowledged an uphill battle, particularly over hummus — which
Palestinians also claim as their own.
"Hummus might be debatable, in any case we will be happy if the
Palestinians win... But nobody can even discuss whether tabbouleh or
baba ghannouj are Lebanese," Abboud added. "We don't have to win. The
important thing is to try."(AP) (AP photo shows a Lebanese chef
preparing a dish of hummus at his restaurant in Beirut)
Aviroce
2008-10-10 03:08:41 UTC
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What else could you expect from Jews? What they call their land is
Arab land; what they call their Hebrew language is corrupted Arabic;
what they call Judeo-Christian is merely Islamic-Christian. These
damned people market Pita bread as Hebrew bread. It is time to take
them to task on theft.
http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&382E...
Lebanon in 'Hummus' War with Israel
The latest conflict simmering between Lebanon and Israel is all about
food: Lebanese businessmen accusing Israel of stealing traditional
Middle Eastern dishes like hummus.
Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association,
said Tuesday his group plans to sue Israel to stop it from marketing
hummus and other regional dishes as Israeli.
"It is not enough they (Israelis) are stealing our land. They are also
stealing our civilization and our cuisine," said Abboud.
He said his group also seeks to claim the eggplant spread baba
ghannouj and tabbouleh, a salad made of chopped parsley and tomatoes,
as Lebanon's own.
Hummus — made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon
juice and salt— has been eaten in the Middle East for centuries. Its
exact origin is unknown, though it's generally seen as an Arab dish.
But it is also immensely popular in Israel — served in everyday meals
and at many restaurants — and its popularity is growing around the
globe.
While Abboud cites a history of complaints by Lebanese businessmen
about Israel exporting and marketing Lebanese dishes as Israeli, it's
not clear where the Lebanese might file suit since the two countries
are officially at war.
Abboud compares his suit to the one over feta cheese in which a
European Union court ruled in 2002 the cheese must be made with Greek
sheep and goats milk to bear the name feta. That ruling is only valid
for products sold in the EU.
Abboud acknowledged an uphill battle, particularly over hummus — which
Palestinians also claim as their own.
"Hummus might be debatable, in any case we will be happy if the
Palestinians win... But nobody can even discuss whether tabbouleh or
baba ghannouj are Lebanese," Abboud added. "We don't have to win. The
important thing is to try."(AP) (AP photo shows a Lebanese chef
preparing a dish of hummus at his restaurant in Beirut)
r***@internationalexiles.com
2012-08-06 03:57:32 UTC
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There's a new film on the whole mess: www.makehummusnotwar.com/
About to premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival bu there's plenty of clips on the site and interviews with the main protagonists.
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