The international press picked up the "falafel war". Here, the Guardian in a small piece of news. Sami Zubaida, during his talk Wednesday said he had been interviewed about it by Reuters, and yesterday The Guardian called me for an interview about the topic.
"A new war has broken out between Lebanon and Israel – but this time it is over chickpeas and fava beans rather than guns and territory.
A Lebanese official says Lebanon is preparing to file an international lawsuit against Israel for claiming ownership of traditional dishes it believes are originally Lebanese.
The president of the Lebanese Industrialists' Association, Fadi Abboud, accuses Israel of "stealing" Lebanon's cuisine by marketing dishes such as hummus as its own." (Thanks Marcy)