Jaffa, Israel Jaffa (English pronunciation: /ˈdʒæfə/, /ˈdʒɑːfə/); Hebrew: יָפוֹ, About this sound Yāfō (help·info); Arabic: يَافَا; also called Japho is the southern, oldest part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (since 1950), an ancient port city in Israel. Jaffa is famous for its association with the biblical stories of Solomon, Jonah, and Saint Peter.
Jaffa, Israel - The history of Jaffa is a long one. As one of the world’s oldest ports, Jaffa is thought to have been the port from which Jonah left in the story of the Whale! The port continued to be important through history, and served as the main entry point to the land of Israel through until the late 19th century when Jews from around the world began to return to Israel. It was through Jaffa that they entered the country and in Jaffa that many initially settled.