What is Jaffa?

  • (noun): A port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950.
    Synonyms: Joppa, Yafo


Jaffa ( /ˈdʒæfə/, /ˈdʒɑːfə/; Hebrew: יָפוֹ, Yāfō; Arabic: يَافَا‎ Yāfā; Latin: Jóppe; also Japho, Joppa (transliteration from the Greek "Ιόππη") is a southern, oldest part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality (since 1950), an ancient port city (closed as a port in 1965). Jaffa is famous for its association with the biblical story of the prophet Jonah.

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Muhammad Nimr Al-Hawari
... Mandate administration as chief interpreter in the district court of Jaffa and chairman of the Association of Government second-division officers ... On his resignation he returned to practising law in Jaffa ... al-Hawari was in command of the militia in the defence of Jaffa until he fled in late December 1947 ...
List Of Recurring Alien Characters In Stargate SG-1 - Jaffa
... The Jaffa are an offshoot of humanity, genetically engineered by the Goa'uld ... The infant Goa'uld provides strength, longevity, and good health, at the cost of supplanting the Jaffa's natural immune system, making them dependent on the Goa'uld for more symbiotes ... The Jaffa have a warrior culture and form the armies of the Goa'uld ...
Bertrandon De La Broquière - Le Voyage D'Outremer - Holy Land
... Venetian ports, in the Morea, on Corfu, on Rhodes and Cyprus, Bertrandon reached Jaffa ... From Jaffa he moved towards Jerusalem, which took two days ... He took an Arab ship from Jaffa to Beirut and there joined a mule team headed for Damascus ...
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
... Cape Jaffa Lighthouse is located in Kingston SE, South Australia Cape Jaffa Lighthouse is the property of the National Trust of South Australia ...
The Taking Of Joppa - Bibliography
... "Early Jaffa From the Bronze Age to the Persian Period," in The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, edited by M ... The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 1 ... "Egyptians in Jaffa A Portrait of Egyptian Presence in Jaffa during the Late Bronze Age." Near Eastern Archaeology Vol ...