Tel Aviv Resource Pack
Tel Aviv, the “city that never sleeps,” is Israel’s second largest city and is located on the Mediterranean coast. It is the financial centre and technology hub of the country with a population of over 430,000. It houses most of the foreign embassies, has the third largest economy in the Middle East, receives over a million visitors a year, and has a lively nightlife and 24-hour culture.
Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa and is named after the Hebrew translation of Herzl’s 1902 novel, Altneuland (The Old New Land). Early neighbourhoods, such as Neve Tzedek, had already been established in 1886 by Jewish families looking to moving out of Jaffa. Rapid Jewish immigration to Tel Aviv in the early part of the twentieth century meant that by 1937 its population had reached 150,000, more than double the mainly Arab population of Jaffa. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, and since then the city has officially been known as Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
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