Jaffa

32.05464, 34.75229

Our tour concluded in Jaffa, just to the south of the hotel where we started in Tel Aviv. Archaeological evidence exists for settlement at this location as early as the eighth millennium BCE, although the first written evidence is an Egyptian letter from 1,440 BCE. Like all these ancient Israeli cities, Jaffa has changed hands numerous times during its long existence and its not clear exactly how much of the city predates the specifically dated 19th and 20th century structures.

Jaffa appears four times in the old testament (spelled Joppa in the NIV): as one of the cities given to the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19), as one of the ports for the cedars of Lebanon used for the both temples (2 Chronicles 2, Ezra 3), and where Jonah started the voyage that ended in the belly of a fish (Jonah 1). Jaffa appears in the Christian bible (Acts 9-11) as a base of operations for the apostle Peter.

Jaffa - Coming into Jaffa
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Coming into Jaffa
Jaffa - Mosque
05/30/2011 13:00:30
Mosque
Jaffa - Urban renewal
05/30/2011 13:00:56
Urban renewal
Jaffa - Off the bus
05/30/2011 13:02:16
Off the bus
Jaffa - Gathering
05/30/2011 13:03:20
Gathering
Jaffa - Falafel
05/30/2011 13:20:58
Falafel
Jaffa - His first falafel
05/30/2011 13:21:12
His first falafel
Jaffa - Lunch
05/30/2011 13:28:52
Lunch
Jaffa - Conquistador
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Conquistador
Jaffa - Israeli pigeons
05/30/2011 13:55:58
Israeli pigeons
Jaffa - Rehov Louis Pasteur
05/30/2011 14:00:58
Rehov Louis Pasteur
Jaffa - The Whale
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The Whale
Jaffa - EU-made stove
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EU-made stove
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - Ilana Goor Museum
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Ilana Goor Museum
Jaffa - Ilana Goor Museum
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Ilana Goor Museum
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - House of Simon the Tanner
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House of Simon the Tanner
Jaffa - To the port
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To the port
Jaffa - To the port
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To the port
Jaffa - To the port
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To the port
Jaffa - To the port
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To the port
Jaffa - To the port
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To the port
Jaffa - To the port
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To the port
Jaffa - To the port
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To the port
Jaffa - Map of Jaffa
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Map of Jaffa
Jaffa - To the port
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To the port
Jaffa - Last ste of steps
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Last ste of steps
Jaffa - Jaffa Port
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Jaffa Port
Jaffa - Jaffa Port
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Jaffa Port
Jaffa - Jaffa Port
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Jaffa Port
Jaffa - Up to the square
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Up to the square
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - Greek Orthodox
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Greek Orthodox
Jaffa - Greek Orthodox
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Greek Orthodox
Jaffa - Up to the square
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Up to the square
Jaffa - Up to the square
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Up to the square
Jaffa - Kedumim Square
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Kedumim Square
Jaffa - St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
Jaffa - Kedumim Square
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Kedumim Square
Jaffa - Napoleon ransacked the city in 1799
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Napoleon ransacked the city in 1799
Jaffa - Fountain
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Fountain
Jaffa - Kedumim Square
05/30/2011 14:43:38
Kedumim Square
Jaffa - St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
Jaffa - St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
Jaffa - St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
Jaffa - St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
Jaffa - St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
Jaffa - St. Peter's CHurch
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St. Peter's CHurch
Jaffa - Old cannon
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Old cannon
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - Andromeda's Rocks
05/30/2011 15:18:32
Andromeda's Rocks
Jaffa - Tel Aviv coastline
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Tel Aviv coastline
Jaffa - Tel Aviv coastline
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Tel Aviv coastline
Jaffa - History chronology
05/30/2011 15:19:14
History chronology
Jaffa - Jaffa coastal cannons (Ottoman Period)
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Jaffa coastal cannons (Ottoman Period)
Jaffa - Jaffa coastal cannons (Ottoman Period)
05/30/2011 15:21:20
Jaffa coastal cannons (Ottoman Period)
Jaffa - Tel Aviv coastline
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Tel Aviv coastline
Jaffa - Walking toward El-Mahmoudiye Mosque
05/30/2011 15:23:00
Walking toward El-Mahmoudiye Mosque
Jaffa - El-Mahmoudiye Mosque
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El-Mahmoudiye Mosque
Jaffa - El-Mahmoudiye Mosque
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El-Mahmoudiye Mosque
Jaffa - El-Mahmoudiye Mosque
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El-Mahmoudiye Mosque
Jaffa - Construction
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Construction
Jaffa - Entryway arches to Turkish bath
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Entryway arches to Turkish bath
Jaffa - Haberdashery
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Haberdashery
Jaffa - Clock Tower
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Clock Tower
Jaffa - Clock Tower
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Clock Tower
Jaffa - Clock Tower
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Clock Tower
Jaffa - Clock Tower
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Clock Tower
Jaffa - Clock Tower
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Clock Tower
Jaffa - The New Saraya
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The New Saraya
Jaffa - Surviving facade section
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Surviving facade section
Jaffa - Clock Tower
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Clock Tower
Jaffa - Into Tel Aviv
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Into Tel Aviv
Jaffa - The promenade to Jaffa
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The promenade to Jaffa
Jaffa - Studying on the Beach
05/23/2011 06:31:16
Studying on the Beach
Jaffa - Jaffa
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Jaffa
Jaffa - Redevelopment
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Redevelopment
Jaffa - Redevelopment
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Redevelopment
Jaffa - Redevelopment
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Redevelopment
Jaffa - Redevelopment
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Redevelopment
Jaffa - Redevelopment
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Redevelopment
Jaffa - Kedumim Square
05/23/2011 06:38:06
Kedumim Square
Jaffa - Mosque
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Mosque
Jaffa - Cat
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Cat
Jaffa - Cat
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Cat
Jaffa - Cat
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Cat
Jaffa - Cat
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Cat
Jaffa - St. Peters
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St. Peters
Jaffa - Jaffa fortifications
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Jaffa fortifications
Jaffa - Bike rental
05/31/2011 07:41:16
Bike rental
Jaffa - Coastal rocks
05/31/2011 07:43:06
Coastal rocks
Jaffa - Clear Mediterranean water
05/31/2011 07:43:10
Clear Mediterranean water
Jaffa - Security gate house
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Security gate house
Jaffa - Painted wharf building
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Painted wharf building
Jaffa - Painted wharf building
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Painted wharf building
Jaffa - Painted wharf building
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Painted wharf building
Jaffa - Painted wharf building
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Painted wharf building
Jaffa - Cross
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Cross
Jaffa - Jaffa Port
05/31/2011 07:48:18
Jaffa Port
Jaffa - Scouting
05/31/2011 07:48:38
Scouting
Jaffa - Lighthouse
05/31/2011 07:50:06
Lighthouse
Jaffa - Contemporary port building
05/31/2011 07:49:58
Contemporary port building
Jaffa - Empty inside
05/31/2011 07:51:32
Empty inside
Jaffa - Boats
05/31/2011 07:51:40
Boats
Jaffa - Jaffa port
05/31/2011 07:51:54
Jaffa port
Jaffa - Fish processing table
05/31/2011 07:52:10
Fish processing table
Jaffa - Table with cat
05/31/2011 07:52:26
Table with cat
Jaffa - Mosque
05/31/2011 07:56:08
Mosque
Jaffa - The tower
05/31/2011 07:57:00
The tower
Jaffa - Jaffa by night
05/30/2011 21:10:40
Jaffa by night

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