May 10, 2010, - 4:07 pm
The Arab and Muslim worlds are gloating that a giant group of Lebanese chefs recently beat Israel’s Guinness World Record for the largest serving of hummus. Big deal.
Where it Counts, Israel is the Never-Beaten Hummus Champ, Even Among Muslims
Yes, these mostly Hezbollah-supporting Lebanese chefs made the world’s biggest serving (for now). But where it really counts–who is selling more–Israeli wipes the floor with all Arab and Muslim nations. And that’s worth a lot more than bragging rights.
On the international market, Israel’s Sabra is the world’s largest seller of hummus. As I’ve noted, it dominates the market and, even more embarrassing to these Muslims, their own countries prefer Sabra Salads hummus to their own. Despite the Arab boycott of Israel, Sabra sells more hummus in the Islamic world than any other brand does.
Oh, and don’t forget that the previous record for the world’s largest serving of hummus was set by Israel–by Israeli Arabs of Abu Ghosh who proudly speak Hebrew for the mainstream media cameras of Agence France Presse (watch the video).
The thing is, unlike the Lebanese, the Israelis produce many more products the world values other than IEDs, Hezbollah and Fatah terrorists, and a giant vat of hummus. And that’s what galls them. They hate that Israel really couldn’t care less about hummus, the least of its products. Israel produces so many important innovations in computers, cellphones, medicine, science and other areas, it doesn’t need a giant vat of ground chick peas and tahini to be taken seriously.
One other thing: some clueless Lebanese businessmen are seeking to patent hummus as Lebanese. But chummus, as it is called in Hebrew, originated in Israel and was invented by the Jews, not the Arabs as is conventionally assumed.
It’s bad enough they want to steal Israeli land. Now, they want to steal its food.
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