The hummus wars are heating up again, but instead of the back-and-forth between Lebanon and Israel over who can make the biggest vat of the chickpea dip, this time the battlefield is set at New Jersey’s own Princeton University.
The Princeton Committee on Palestine has submitted a petition to the Undergraduate Student Government to remove Sabra hummus from the campus because of the company’s past support of Israel’s Golani Brigades. The university’s student paper, The Daily Princetonian, reported today that the vote has been delayed a week because inconsistency in the wording on the ballot and the original petition PCP submitted.
A Facebook page rallying for Sabra on Princeton’s campus has attracted more than 2,400 followers.
Strauss Group, the Israeli company that co-owns Sabra hummus, has reportedly removed support of the Israel Defense Forces from its English website in response to pressure from the anti-Israel group Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions.