By Adam LeBor
Jaffa - famed for its orange groves - was once for hundreds of years a urban of investors, retailers, lecturers and directors, domestic to Muslims, Christians and Jews alike. that's, until eventually the founding of the country of Israel, which was once concurrently a second of jubilation for the Jews and a catastrophe - the Naqba - for the 100,000 Arabs who fled Jaffa in 1948. in the course of the tales of six households - 3 Arab and 3 Jewish - Adam LeBor delicately illuminates the complexity of contemporary Israel, going past the media stereotypes and political rhetoric to inform a relocating human tale. From the Christian Arab car-dealer, the Jewish coffee-and-spice service provider and the Arab baker who makes bread for the total neighborhood, to the Jewish schoolgirl who befriends an Arab drug broker, those humans attempt to make a lifestyles in a rustic born of clash.
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