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Old Oct 03, 2009, 08:24 AM
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Jaffa & Tel-Aviv (North )AP & just before home..

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Drove early morning to tel-aviv / Jaffa
It was..And still IS..VERY HAZY..OUT THERE...
Jaffa is a VERY OLD PLACE:
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Yafo (Jaffa Hill) rises to a height of 40 meters (130 ft) and offers a commanding view of the coastline. Hence its strategic importance in military history. The accumulation of debris and landfill over the centuries made the hill even higher.

Archaeological evidence shows that Jaffa was inhabited some 7,500 years BCE.[3] Jaffa's natural harbor has been in use since the Bronze Age. The first ancient inhabitants were most probably Canaanites and Philistines.

Jaffa is mentioned in an Ancient Egyptian letter from 1470 BCE , glorifying its conquest by Pharaoh Thutmose III, who hid armed warriors in large baskets and gave the baskets as a present to the Canaanite city's governor. The city is also mentioned in the Amarna letters under its Egyptian name Ya-Pho, ( Ya-Pu, EA 296, l.33). The city was under Egyptian rule until around 800 BCE.

Jaffa is mentioned four times in the Bible, as one of the cities given to the Hebrew Tribe of Dan (Book of Joshua 19:46), as port-of-entry for the cedars of Lebanon for Solomon's Temple (2 Chronicles 2:16), as the place whence the prophet Jonah embarked for Tarshish (Book of Jonah 1:3) and as port-of-entry for the cedars of Lebanon for the Second Temple of Jerusalem (Book of Ezra 3:7). Jaffa is mentioned in the Book of Joshua as the territorial border of the Tribe of Dan, hence the nowadays term "Gush Dan", used for the center of the coastal plain. Many descendants of Dan lived along the coast and earned their living from shipmaking and sailing. In the "Song of Deborah" the prophetess asks: "דן למה יגור אוניות": "Why doth Dan dwell in ships?" [4]

After the Canaanite and Philistean domination, King David and his son King Solomon conquered Jaffa and used its port to bring the cedars used in the construction of the First Temple from Tyre. The city remained often in Jewish hands even after the split of the Kingdom of Israel. In 701 BCE, in the days of King Hezekiah (חזקיהו), Sennacherib, king of Assyria, invaded the region from Jaffa
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Then i Drove to Tel-aviv North FOR SOME MORE A/P
Tel-Aviv Jaffa is a ONE CITY AS FOR MANY YEARS NOW..!!

Then..JUST Before home..I stoped in my small town..Ness Ziona for a few A/P
FROM A SOCKER PLACE ..AS THEY PUT ON IT ARTIPHICIAL GRASS...(NO WATER NEEED)
These came out
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Old Oct 03, 2009, 10:54 AM
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Guy! Once again, a great history lesson and great pictures. The old saying is, 'One picture is worth a 1000 words'! However, if you have several pictures and words, that is the best!
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Old Oct 03, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Hey Guy

Incredible pics despite the very hazy day we had today!

This is really professional!

Keep well!
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 02:27 AM
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Great pics, Guy! Tel Aviv is one built up place! Glad to see they have a fair number of trees along the roads so there is at least some greenery!
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