Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel, is a modern city, founded in 1909. Its approximately three million people form a Jewish majority, but there are also Arab Muslims and Christians.
Tel Aviv remains a pleasant city. The promenade along the waterfront is surrounded by restaurants, bars and hotels … and a beautiful white sand beach on the Mediterranean, right in the downtown space!
Shopaholics will be delighted with the diverse stuff available on sale at the Caramel Market in the Nachalat Binyamin mall, in the district of Yemen, and also at the fashionable Sheinkin Street and other shopping centers, such as the Tower or the Opera Disengoff center.
Just south of Tel Aviv, there is the Arab town of Jaffa, which is now part of the capital. This beautiful city with its old walls and air looks straight out of a history book. Jaffa is one of the oldest ports in the world with the remains dating back 4,000 years. A Christian legend says that the city was named the third son of Noah, Japheth.
Jaffa is particularly popular with tourists, with its historical sites, restaurants on the seafront, its artists and unforgettable charm. Tourists would not want to to miss the bazaars at Hapishpeshim Shuk, which reveal the craftsmanship of the city.