A team of Lebanese chefs has prepared a two-ton plate of hummus. They're trying to take a world record away from Israel. The recipe includes 2,976 pounds of mashed chickpeas, 106 gallons of lemon juice and 57 pounds of salt, with a total weight of 4,532 pounds. On Sunday, the chefs will try to set a world record for the largest serving of tabbouleh. This is the kind of Middle Eastern conflict I can get behind. I would support it even more strongly if I were able to eat some of the delicious hummus.
I like Lebanon, which from all I've read seems like the hipster capital of the Arab world. Hipsters can be annoying, but in foreign policy you often have to embrace imperfect allies.