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See Jaffa.


(Placename) transliteration of the Hebrew name for Jaffa1


(ˈdʒæf ə, ˈdʒɑ fə; locally ˈyɑ fɑ)

also Yafo

a former seaport in W Israel, part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa since 1950: ancient Biblical town. Ancient, Joppa.
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Noun1.Yafo - a port in western Israel on the MediterraneanYafo - a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yalo - the largest city and financial center of Israel; located in western Israel on the Mediterranean
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Although hijabs and Arabic accents are commonplace on the streets of Tel Aviv, especially near the ancient port of Yafo, it's rare to spot even one Palestinian woman at an Israeli tech conference or startup hub.
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I wanted to buy her pizza at Sbarro, but there was a long line, so I waited on Yafo street - and after a few steps (away) I heard the explosion, I looked back and saw the smoke," he said.
Several of Ayman Sikseck's stories developed into his debut novel El Yafo (To Jaffa).
The site is located 16 kilometers west of Ramleh and 20 kilometers south of Yafo.
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A source at the Canal Authority named the vessels as the Lahav and the Yafo, without giving their size or type.
One, originally published on Al Jazeera English, discussed the growing presence of Jewish settlers in Yafo, the village in south Tel Aviv, and the trouble posed by gentrification there.
But that is exactly what happened to Zeinab Rachayel, an Arab resident of Tel Aviv's mixed suburb, Yafo.
But the author wrote the book in the deserts of the Dakotas in midwest America, which is where he found himself exiled during World War I, after the Turks expelled all the Jews from Tel Aviv and Yafo.
Nazareth (Al Nasra in Arabic) will be identified as Natzrat and Jaffa (Jaffa in Arabic) will only be written as Yafo.
Nazareth (Al-Nasra in Arabic) will be identified as Natzrat and Jaffa (Jaffa in Arabic) will only be written as Yafo.