The Old New White City

A new construction in south Jaffa makes the historic town more like Tel Aviv, but in a good way.

Until just a few years ago, only extreme devotees or young people moved to Jaffa. The people who bought property deep inside the city – other than those who were pushed south for financial reasons – were usually bohemian types enchanted by the sandstone, the muezzin's call and the sound of the waves.