Jawdat Ibrahim

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Jawdat Ibrahim (Arabic: جودت ابراهيم‎‎, Hebrew: ג'וודאת איברהים‎‎) is an Israeli Arab millionaire who has established a fund that gives scholarships to both Arab and Jewish university students, and has hosted informal peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian National Authority leaders at his popular Abu Ghosh restaurant.[1][2] Ibrahim lived in Chicago for six years, but returned to Israel in 1992 after winning USD $17.5 million in the Illinois State Lottery.[2]

In 2010, Ibrahim funded a project to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the world's largest hummus from Lebanon in the Israeli Arab town of Abu Ghosh. The world record breaking hummus weighed 4,090 kg.[3] The new record was described by Israel's Army Radio as the Third Lebanon War.


  1. ^ Joseph Flesh, "Israeli Arab restaurateur is a true optimist", 19 April 2006
  2. ^ a b Deborah Sontag, "Abu Ghosh Journal; His Pot of Gold Gives a Sparkle to the Whole Town", New York Times, 16 June 1999
  3. ^ "Israel takes hummus world record". Haaretz. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010.