By Adam LeBor
Jaffa - famed for its orange groves - used to be 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 nation of Israel, which used to be at the same time a second of jubilation for the Jews and a catastrophe - the Naqba - for the 100,000 Arabs who fled Jaffa in 1948. throughout 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 full group, to the Jewish schoolgirl who befriends an Arab drug broker, those humans try to make a lifestyles in a rustic born of clash.
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