Over the word "couscous" on the bulk bin at the Ballard Market, someone wrote the word "Palestinian". I guess it was in response to the Israeli Couscous in the neighboring bin. They probably felt that if the Israelis had a couscous, the Palestinians should have one too.
Now, I'm all in favor of a two-couscous solution, but it should have some basis in historical reality, and it should be fair to the Ethiopians and North Africans, one of whom invented the yellow variety.
Israeli couscous was invented in Tel Aviv by a company called Osem, which is one of the largest food manufaturers in the country, and is partially owned by Nestle. Morroccan Couscous has been used in North African, or Berber, cuisine for more than a thousand years. It's called maftoul in Syria, Jordan and Palestine.
Peace and love.