- n a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
- Tamer Nafar in Times Online
At school you sing the national anthem asking God to watch over the Jews; it doesn't mention you. The history books don't mention you, and if an Arab appears in a story, he's just the guy serving the hoummos,Nafar explains. "Nobody talks...