The Lebanese/Israeli conflict has now spread to chickpeas.
In the tradition of taking things that don’t belong to you, the Israelis have been attaching their name to hommous for a while now and the Lebanese aren't having any more of it and rightly so.
Following in the footsteps of only the French having the right to use the word 'Champagne' (including other regions of France that produce sparkling wine), and the European court ruling that 'Feta' belongs to the Greeks and no one else, the Lebanese have a valid argument and should go to court over the national identity of hommous. Funny as this sounds, if the Lebanese do win, the by-product of this disagreement could be an intelligent and non aggressive way, on a global level, of refuting yet another encroachment on the part of their neighbours.
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