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Jaffa (Yafo) is a small ancient sea port, today part of the Yafo Tel Aviv municipality.
Until 1948 Jaffa was a Palestinian cultural and economic center.
Today, it is a small community, where Palestinians with Israeli citizenship ("Israeli Arabs") and Jewish citizens of Israel live together.
A micro cosmos of the Middle East with its ongoing complex conflict, a mixture of cultures, a slowly gentrifying slum area, perhaps a place of conflict, surely an area of poverty and an lack of social justice, home.
It's where i live and a place dear to my heart.
I believe in social change by means of community activity, based on discourse, mutual understanding and respect for differences.
I am a photographer, an observer.
I'm not sitting silently on the side, watching things happen.

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