Students are unhappy with the hummus. What sounds like the plight of privileged college students has a religious and political foundation that Princeton students voted on today.
Students took part in a vote for a referendum introduced by Princeton Committee on Palestine, a student group that recently alleged the campus’s hummus supplier is indirectly supporting the Israeli military.
Undergrads voted 1,014 to 699, according to the Star-Ledger, to reject request to the university to offer various brands of hummus. Pro-Israel student group Tigers for Israel encouraged the rejection of the proposal.
While Sabra, the hummus maker, does not have political affiliations, one of its parent companies, Strauss Group, supplied money and care packages to an Israeli Military unit.