[jaf-uh, jah-fuh; locally yah-fah]
- a former seaport in W Israel, part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa since 1950: ancient Biblical town.
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Half an hour after I had returned to my old apartment from Jaffa, an air raid siren went off.How I Got Used to Gaza Rockets
July 9, 2014
Though Jaffa remains a mixed Jewish-Arab city, Ben-Ami says the city center is long devoid of its Arab character and inhabitants.
JAFFA, ISRAEL—Israeli tour guide Yuval Ben-Ami, 37, waves his arm down the shore towards Tel Aviv.
We will act to correct this situation and develop a plan to ensure that Jaffa maintains its Jewish character.
Radical leftist activists and Islamist organizations have in recent years gained control of the public discourse in Jaffa.
But he could keep the army no longer in the tainted air of Jaffa.
Thirty of these had been landed at Jaffa, and brought up to the front.
To Nebi Sari, which is a pretty weli, two hour only from Jaffa.Byeways in Palestine
However by 16.00 the Turks were again in flight on the road to Jaffa.
Richard acceded to the wishes of the officers, and decided to remain for a time in Jaffa.Richard I
- a port in W Israel, on the Mediterranean: incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950; an old Canaanite cityBiblical name: Joppa Hebrew name: Yafo
- a large variety of orange, having a thick skin
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