M. H. D.
honestly, i understand this dude's frustration with the origins of things like hummus, etc. i'm not sure i would say hummus is *only* lebanese (though i'd like to claim it as the ambrosia of my people, and i *would* claim that tabbouleh and baba ghanouj are both lebanese. period.), but it *is* mediterranean in origin, and goes back a LOOOOONG way before the creation of modern israel. dammit. this is another thing that is going to make me have a hard time talking about israel with people. Hummus: not a (originally) israeli food.
next thing you know the Lebanese and the Pennsylvania dutch will be in a disagreement over who originated Lebanon Bologna.
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