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Tel A·viv-Ya·fo(tĕl′ ə-vēv′yä′fō, ä-vēv′-) or Tel A·viv-Jaf·fa (-jăf′ə, -yä′fə)
A city of west-central Israel on the Mediterranean Sea west-northwest of Jerusalem. Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 by settlers from the ancient city of Jaffa. The communities merged in 1950.
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