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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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 Yafo. The communities merged in 1950. Population: 383,000.

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  • proper n. A municipality in Israel formed by the merger of Tel Aviv and Jaffa.


Tel Aviv +‎ Yafo (“Jaffa”) (Wiktionary)


  • The port city of Jaffa, now a part of Tel Aviv and known as Tel Aviv-Yafo, is a major tourist attraction of back-alley roads and buildings constructed from Jerusalem stone, and is filled with coffee hangouts, galleries and high-end shops.

    The Prague Post

  • The two cities are merged under the formal Hebrew name Tel Aviv-Yafo.

    J. Weekly

  • We should also note that the Ajami ghetto, while by far the poorest neighborhood in the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality, is also a coastal neighborhood with some of the highest property value in the city.

  • 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.

  • "Tel Aviv-Yafo is a thriving global city that 400,000 residents are proud to call home."


  • As the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo prepares to mark its 100th anniversary in early April 2009, a wide array of events are being planned for the centennial celebrations, including outdoor festivals, art shows, sporting events, historic exhibitions and numerous community projects, among others.

    Israel Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

  • Special events celebrating the spirit of Tel Aviv-Yafo will also be held in cities around the world, such as New York, Vienna, Copenhagen and Paris, with creation of Tel Aviv beaches in Central Park and along the banks of the Seine, the Danube and Copenhagen's canals.

    Israel Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

  • The flower carpet is a special tribute of the city of Brussels for the Tel Aviv-Yafo Centennial Year.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers

  • The city is governed by the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality, headed by Ron Huldai. [ - Articles related to Gaza: Israël dresse la liste des produits interdits


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