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The Falafel Wars: Lebanon And Isreal’s Food Fight

by | 7th, October 2008

SO this is war. Who threw the first falafel. Come on. Own up!

A new war between Israel and Lebanon has erupted, but this time the war is not geopolitical, but rather an issue of cuisine-who has sovereignty over traditional Arab dishes and sandwiches.

There’s nothing like a good old traditional Labanese┬áLord Al Sandwich.

The president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association Fadi Abboud, said he is preparing to file an international lawsuit against Israel for allegedly “taking the identity of some Lebanese foods” and thus violating a food copyright.

Can you copyright food?

“In a way the Jewish state is trying to claim ownership of traditional Lebanese delicacies like falafel, tabouleh and hummus” Abboud said.

Delicacies- minced peas… Or mushy ones, as we call them…


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