Old Jaffa, Israel

Old Jaffa

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Jaffa, Israel

Jaffa, Israel

Jaffa is a port city in the Tel-Aviv municipality. It is known for its biblical stories. In 636 it was conquered by the Arabs, but in 1100 it was captured after the First Crusade by the Christians. Throughout the rest of the Crusades, the city constantly changed rulers, as the Crusaders and Arabs alternated their power. Thanks to Osnat.

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Postage Value:  4.20 ISL (Israeli Shekel) = 1.16 USD

Old Jaffa, Isreal

The Golden Gate, Jerusalem

The Golden Gate, Jerusalem

 

The Golden Gate, Jerusalem

This gate is situated on the site of the original Eastern Gate of the Temple Compound. It is a seventh century Byzantine structure. According to Christian tradition, Jesus passed through this gate when entering Jerusalem with his Disciples on Palm Sunday. Since the ninth century the gate has been walled up.