Barack Obama can stand for the presidency of Israel if he wishes. He can also compete to be their loyal gatekeeper, but he can’t…steal our food for that purpose. Never.
Yes, our food! It’s even more outrageous he came near our beloved Hummus, ignoring our regional Hummous war.
So this connoisseurship attack was organised by the White House chef in an interview with Haaretz article and reported by The Electronic Intifada; the chef confiscated our Lebanese and levantine food, which seemed another episode of the cultural robbery the indigeouneous Arabic culture has faced since the past century:
President Barack Obama – as his critics often like to remind Jewish voters – has not visited Israel since 2008. But, if he misses the region’s flavors, Obama needs to go no farther than the White House kitchen. “We make our own hummus,” said White House executive chef Cristeta (Cris) Comerford, in a special interview with Modern Manna last week [...]
So, if Obama loves hummus it must mean he loves us Israelis too! [...] But hummus, as it turns out, is only one of a medley of Middle Eastern favorites served at the Obama White House. Another dish chef Comerford is fond of is babaganush, the Middle Eastern eggplant spread.
W00t?? They are hitting on Babaganush also? Ah, they refer to it as ‘Middle Eastern’ rather than Arabic, else imagine what that would do to the President’s campaign.
As there is no tourism at the moment in Lebanon, Minister Fadi Abboud must be free to get on the case now. We need to sue the White House as planned with Homeland TV series. May be this food ‘rebranding’ summarises the American foreign policy in this part of the world, but are we too surprised? Who steal the land and history, can easily steal a dish…