Lebanese chefs prepare hummus, during a bid to break a record previously held by Israel and reclaim ownership over the popular Middle Eastern dish, in Fanar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday May 8, 2010. Some 300 Lebanese chefs prepared the huge hummus plate weighing 22,046 pounds or 10,452 kilograms _ the size of Lebanon in square kilometers and doubled the record achieved by cooks in an Arab town near Jerusalem in January that weighed around four metric tons and broke a previous record held by Lebanon. A Guinness World Records adjudicator confirmed that Lebanon now holds the record. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Culture War

Hummus Wars: The Middle East’s Battle of the Palates

This is cultural genocide. It’s not Israeli food. It’s Arab (Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian, Jordanian). First, the Israelis take the land and ethnically cleanse it of Arabs. Now they take their food and culture and claim it’s theirs too! Shame,

– James Zogby

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