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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Several of Ayman Sikseck's stories developed into his debut novel El Yafo (To Jaffa).
Haim Cohen prepares South American ceviche with herb and bulgar and serves it over Greek tzatziki at his restaurant Yafo Tel Aviv.
A source at the Canal Authority named the vessels as the Lahav and the Yafo, without giving their size or type.
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.
The Israelis do not realise that Palestinians in Gaza and in refugee camps in the region are actually dispossessed people from Ber Shive, Yafo, Tel Kabir, Shekh Munis, Lod, Haifa, Jerusalem and many more towns and villages.
JAFFA has been known as Jaffa, Yafa Yafo or Joppa and not Haifa, which is a different town on the Mediterranean (Page 6, March 4).
CDATA[ Yafo Arabs and Jews, rights group ACRI file third suit against Jewish housing project in city of Yafo.
It's worth noting, however, that had the minority of 20 somehow prevailed, 2009 would have been the centennial of Neve Yafo (New Jaffa), thereby occluding the symbolism of restoration.
Prior to that, he was a serial entrepreneur: as co-founder of Beny Bigalos and managing sales and marketing at Yafo Networks.