Abu Ghosh in Wikipedia
Abu Ghosh (Arabic: أبو غوش; Hebrew: אבו גוש) is an Arab town
in Israel, located 10 kilometers (6 mi) west of Jerusalem on
the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway. It situated 610–720 meters
above sea level.
Having taken a neutral stance in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War,
Abu Ghosh is known for its positive relations with the
Jewish community. In Israel, Abu Ghosh is famed for its
hummus and in 2010, set the Guinness World Record for
largest dish of hummus.
Abu Ghosh is governed by a Local council, and is part of the
Jerusalem District. The mayor of Abu Ghosh is Salim Jabar.
According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS),
Abu Ghosh had a population of 5,700, predominantly Muslims ,
in June 2005.
Abu Ghosh is one of the most ancient inhabited sites in
Israel. Archaeological excavations have revealed 3
neolithic settlement phases, the middle phase is dated to
the 7th millennium BCE. Its old Arabic name of Qaryat
al'Inab has led Abu Ghosh to be identified with the biblical
site of Kiryat Ye'arim.
A Greek inscription unearthed in the ruins of a Roman fort
show that the Tenth Legion of the Roman army had a station
house in Abu Ghosh. The village has also been associated
with Anathoth, the birthplace of the prophet Jeremiah...