CHICKPEAGATE: IS­RAEL RE­ACTS

The Jewish Chronicle - - Features -

LAST week we told of how the As­so­ci­a­tion of Le­banese In­dus­tri­al­ists planned to sue Is­rael over what it sees as the theft of its na­tional dish — hum­mus.

This week, the Is­raelis hit back. Is­raeli hum­mus-seller Itzchak Rachmo told The In­de­pen­dent: “Be­cause they [the Le­banese] can’t cre­ate planes and guns and atomic weapons, they are try­ing to latch on to some­thing so stupid.”

Even the Pales­tini­ans are back­ing the Is­raelis on this one. Jerusalem hum­mus-seller Abu Shukri said the foods were part of the whole of the Lev­ant and not just Le­banon.

How­ever, this did not mean he was a fan of Is­raeli hum­mus. “They stole our land, they also steal our hum­mus.”

Maybe he should think about a law­suit.

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