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A Diplomat Indulges

According to the Guardian, "U.S. secretary of state John Kerry made an unscheduled pitstop in his diplomatic circuit on Thursday, darting into a fast-food restaurant in the West Bank city of Ramallah for a shawarma sandwich, a staple snack all over the Middle East.

Shawarma – shavings of meat grilled on a rotating spit – is usually served stuffed inside pitta bread with an assortment of salads, pickles, hummus and tahini."

Kerry's a gyro to us, so there. He also had a thick coffee and an intense piece of pastry...


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