Despite the fact that officially Jaffa is part of the city of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, it does deserve a place of its own in our list of cities...
Jaffa is actually linked to the south part of Tel-Aviv, but has some characteristics of its own, mainly:
- It was there first: Jaffa was enhabited quite some time before Tel-Aviv was. It was for years the gate to Israel as a main port city.
- It has a mixed population: Muslim Christian and Jewish people live here in peace for many years.