Food Wars: Did Jews Invent Falafel After All?

In latest chapter of the debate on whether Jews or Arabs invented falafel, an Israeli researcher says the tasty street food was a modern creation: There is no ancient record of it and the technology just wasn’t there.

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Prof. Shaul Stampfer had set out to research what bagels and falafel mean to Jews. But what he discovered on the way surprised him – and goes to the heart of Israeli-Palestinian identity politics.