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Jaffa - Ancient Port Re-Born

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While Tel-Aviv is a relatively young city (approximately 125 years old), Jaffa on its south side, dates back to pre-biblical times. It has served as a port city where for generations, Arabs and Jews have lived side by side. Today, that harmony is still evident. Strolling through the passageways and dock areas, we noticed Jewish, Muslim and Christian families walking around at peace and as citizens of Israel. This is a far cry from what is often falsely portrayed in the media, that Israel is some kind of authoritarian, racist state.

Jaffa today, is no longer a port, but a revitalized and trendy neighbour of Tel-Aviv with lots of character. There are galleries, shops and cafes aplenty here. Oh, and did I say, very expesive!

Posted by PassionRetirees 16:49 Archived in Israel

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