Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The company Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is selling a huge quantity of hummus, babaganoush, "Moroccan matbucha" and other middle eastern/Arabic recipes throughout the U.S.A. through Costco, Ralphs, Vons and many large grocery chains. Currently, the container of the Sabra brand products says it is made in the USA by Sabra Dipping Company, LLC out of Astoria, N.Y, although not long ago, the reference of the manufacturer on the container was Blue and White Foods, from Astoria, NY. According to the company profile on Sabra’s web site (sabra.com), the huge conglomerate Pepsico and major food distributor Strauss-Elite formed a joint-venture partnership in March 2008 that operates under the name of Sabra Dipping Company, LLC. According to their web site ( http://www.sabra.com/media/3019/bloomberg%20final.pdf ): "Sabra is also a leading importer of snacks and foods from Israel." Actually, the Sabra hummus has a good texture, but it is full of preservatives that permeate the taste of the hummus. An alternative, at least at Costco, is Waleeds hummus."
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
"This is a new trend, and we're trying to address it in a new way," said Lt. Col. Eliezer Toledano, operations officer for the Israeli army in the West Bank. "We have to adjust ourselves to the reality today."" (thanks Dina)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
"I think we've seen a real gradual improvement in our relationship over the last six months. And it continues to improve. I hope it will only continue to be the case." (thanks Sarah)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
- IOF continued to fire at Palestinian farmers and workers in border areas of the Gaza Strip.
- IOF continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
- IOF conducted 15 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and a limited one into the Gaza Strip.
IOF arrested 22 civilians, including 4 children, in the West Bank."