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Oct
08

Lebanon: Israel stole our falafel

Lebanon is planing an international lawsuit against Israel citing violations in food copyright law.

The Lebanese claim is that Israel markets original Lebanese food like tabouleh, kubbeh, hummus, falafel and fattoush which the Lebanese considered their trademarks prior to the establishment of the Jewish state.

Note to the reader: Feta cheese precedent

Abboud, who prepared a memo on the subject, based his case on the, ”feta cheese precedent” that occurred six years ago. At that time, France, Denmark and Germany asserted that Greece cannot have a monopoly over the production of this type of cheese. Greece managed to prove in international institutions that it is the cheese’s “originator” and won the case.

Eat more falafel..The article in its entirety, here.

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