Abu Ghosh

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. Local government 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. [edit]History Abu Ghosh is one of the most ancient inhabited sites in Israel.[1] Archaeological excavations have revealed 3 neolithic settlement phases, the middle phase is dated to the 7th millennium BCE.[2] Its old Arabic name of Qaryat al'Inab has led Abu Ghosh to be identified with the biblical site of Kiryat Ye'arim.[1] 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.[1] The village has also been associated with Anathoth, the birthplace of the prophet Jeremiah...

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History of Abu Ghosh

Abu Ghosh is one of the most ancient inhabited sites in Israel.[1] 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.[1] The village has also been associated with Anathoth, the birthplace of the prophet Jeremiah. [Wikipedia]

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