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  • proper n. A city in Israel that later merged with Jaffa to form Tel Aviv-Yafo.
  • proper n. The municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo.
  • proper n. The center of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the largest city and financial center of Israel; located in western Israel on the Mediterranean


From Hebrew תֵּל־אָבִיב (Tel Aviv), from the title of Nahum Sokolow's translation of Theodor Herzl's Altneuland ("The Old New Land"). From תֵּל (tel, "hill formed by ancient ruins"), symbolizing the Old, and אָבִיב (aviv, "Spring"), symbolizing the New. (Wiktionary)


  • In the early 1950s, Jaffa was administratively engulfed by the Tel Aviv municipality that became known as Tel Aviv-Yafo; the Palestinians of Jaffa went from being a majority in their city and homeland to the two-percent "enemies of the state," a minority of Israel's main metropolis.

  • She then refers to a Tel Aviv tourism campaign launched last year to attract gay visitors.

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  • It's an image of a thriving little Riviera called Tel Aviv, and for our Palestinian neighbors, it's a poignant and concrete reminder of what might have been.

    David Suissa: The Gaza Riviera

  • Tel Aviv, which is well within Israel's internationally recognized borders, was built by Jews on land purchased and owned by Jews.

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  • A World-Wide item Friday incorrectly said the response was from Tel Aviv, which is where Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak had met with some of his military leaders.

    Corrections & Amplifications

  • The train takes around an hour and a half to get to Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv, which is how long it takes in heavy traffic by car, and it costs 36 NIS, which is far less than I would pay in gas.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Today, they managed to hit down at Hadera -- that's almost halfway between Haifa and the two million people who live in the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, which is pretty far south.

    CNN Transcript Aug 4, 2006

  • What about Tel Aviv, which is further to the South?

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2006

  • But as I was saying earlier, Nancy, those -- that truck that was hit by an F-16 earlier today was carrying rockets that can travel some 45 kilometers or more, could hit Tel Aviv, which is quite far south.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2006

  • What about Tel Aviv, which is further to the south?

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2006


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