Channel 2: Assad sent tub of hummus to Olmert

In a peaceful gesture two years ago, Syrian President Bashar Assad sent a tub of hummus to then-prime minister Ehud Olmert, Channel 2 reported Thursday. According to the report, Assad was meeting a visiting US businessman in Syria and asked what Olmert liked to eat. The businessman said hummus particularly tickled the then-prime minster's taste buds, and so the Syrian president sent the tub, which eventually reached Olmert via Jordan.