By Adam LeBor

The outdated port of Jaffa, now a part of Tel Aviv, used to be often called the 'Bride of Palestine', one of many actually cosmopolitan towns of the Mediterranean. There Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived, labored, and celebrated jointly and it used to be standard for the Arabs of Jaffa to wait a marriage on the apartment of the Jewish Chelouche family members or for Jews and Arabs to collect on the Jewish spice store Tiv and the Arab Khamis Abulafia's twenty-four-hour bakery.

Through intimate own interviews and memoirs, letters, and diaries, Adam LeBor provides us an important examine the human lives at the back of the headlines and a shiny narrative of cataclysmic swap.

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