Video of the Day: The Port of Jaffa

Monday, June 03, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, is one of the oldest port cities in the world with a documented history dating back some 4,000 years.

It was to the biblical Joppa that the cedars of Lebanon were once brought to be used in the building of the Temple in Jerusalem. The prophet Jonah, contrary to God's command, boarded a ship in Jaffa before ending up in the belly of a whale.

More recently famous for Jaffa Oranges, the city is today a art district. The following video gives a taste of Jaffa's idyllic harbor area, a popular tourist attraction.

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