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(Placename) transliteration of the Hebrew name for Jaffa1
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(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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References in periodicals archive ?
(1) Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel // (2) Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts, Tel Aviv- Yafo, Israel // nogamagen@gmail.com // mirish@macam.ac.il
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.
Investment House Limited and YAFO Capital is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the 16th "GoforIsrael - China - Israel Investment Summit Forum" held in Shanghai on 20 September 2016.
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. The makam is situated on the southern bank of the Rubin watercourse 3 kilometers from the seashore.
Haim Cohen prepares South American ceviche with herb and bulgar and serves it over Greek tzatziki at his restaurant Yafo Tel Aviv.
Location: The will take place in and in Yaffa (Yafo).
A source at the Canal Authority named the vessels as the Lahav and the Yafo, without giving their size or type.
In this ethnographic study of the peoples living in the Jezreel Valley of Israel, Yaron (society and government, Academic College Tel Aviv Yafo) examines how the shaping of its physical and symbolic landscape provides context for viewing the role of agricultural settlements in the creation of the Jewish nation-state and current land rights issues.
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.