Israel and Lebanon Engage in a Food Fight

Israel and Lebanon have officially been in a state of war since 1949.

But rather than fighter jets, arthritis tanks, rocket launchers and hidden arms cashes along Lebanon’s Litani River, this week the conflict seemed dependent upon more mushy weapons: chickpeas, sesame paste, lemon juice and a pinch of salt, garlic and olive oil.

The ‘Hummus war’, as it has already been dubbed, entered outright combat late last year when Israel claimed the Guinness World Record for the largest plate of hummus ever made.

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