Forget the Palestine issue. Forget the Golan Heights. Forget Hezbollah. Forget Iraq.
There's a war that's brewing between Lebanon and Israel, and it's been simmering since I've been here. This week, peace finally broke out, and Lebanon won!
I'm talking, of course, about hommos*, the mashed chickpea spread that has shown up at every single potluck I've attended since 1995. The Lebanese have been all a-twitter at what they feel is the appropriation of their culture by the Israelis, who have proclaimed hommos a national dish and who were (until recently) the title bearers of the World Record for Largest Bowl of Hommos.
Well, my friends, all that changed this week. Just read this article (http://www.yalibnan.com/2010/05/12/israel-surrenders-in-its-hummus-war-with-lebanon/#) and all will be explained.
Now, if only the Tabbouleh right-of-return issues were so easily solved...
*Not to be confused with Hamas, unless you are Sasha Baron Cohen and you are trying to be funny.