"old city and it's religious icons" Top 5 Page for this destination Old Jaffa Tip by leffe3

Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo: 99 reviews and 234 photos

Old Jaffa is a biblical city with a varied past, including the invasion and carnage bestowed upon the Arab population by Napoleon. Until the beginning of the 20th century, a wary peace between Arabs and Jews has existed, but tensions rose and the Jews moved a couple of kms north to what is now present day Neve Tzedek, the southern suburb of modern day Tel Aviv. Christian and Moslem arabs lived (and continue to do so) side by side, highlighted by the density of religious buildings in the relatively small area of Old Jaffa. Many (but not all) are open to the public but all provide a fascinating history to the port and a sperb backdrop/foreground to modern Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • Written May 10, 2006
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