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last updated Feb. 9, 2007
Jaffa is governorate or regional council in Palestine
Population
YearPopulationAreaRegion
1945373,800335366Palestine
1931145,502335 sq kmPalestine
192265,314Palestine
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One of the oldest port cities in the world, Jaffa boasts a rich history as a key trading port. Its earliest mention is in 1470 BC when Pharoah Thutmose II communicated with leaders of the Canaanite city. It is also referenced in the Bible. The city was... More

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News on Jaffa
Arab cinema comes to Jaffa and Haifa
Muslim, Christian graves desecrated in Israeli city
Jaffa family to sue police after violent eviction
Syrian-Palestinian turns himself in after trip to Tel Aviv
‘Ajami‘ gets real, heads for Oscar
Textures of ‘Ajami‘ are rich, subtle

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Established in the region north of Jaffa in 1909, Tel Aviv translates to ‘hill of spring’ in the Hebrew language. Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel and its primary commercial, financia... More
Police beat Palestinian during Jaffa eviction
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