Echoing Yaffa
Vocal Tour of Manshiye

Miriam Shickler

The vocal tour Echoing Yaffa tells the story of the Palestinians who used to live in Manshiye Neighborhood in north Jaffa. Their story enables the participants to reconstruct life destroyed and irrevocably transformed during the 1947-48 war, and as a result of more recent processes of ongoing displacement and dispossession of Jaffa ’s Palestinian community.

Thursday, May 14, 16:00-18:00; Saturday, May 16, 16:00-18:00.

Meeting point: 2a Tzadok Hacohen St. (CCA – Center for Contemporary Art), corner of Kalisher St. Tel Aviv

Note: Please bring an MP3 player or smartphone and high-quality earphones. You may download the audio files in advance here, or receive them at the meeting point.



Empty Facade – On Erasure and Reconstruction
Tour of Yaffa

Ami Asher

“Many storms have struck the port of Yaffa and the city that overlooks it throughout the centuries, but none was as destructive as that of 1948 and the ensuing years, which almost totally wiped out all physical evidence to the city’s recent past. This tour is dedicated to some of the spatial texts spared by this mighty eraser, and to those still legible despite crude attempts to overwrite them”.  The tour is included in Once upon a Land, a Hebrew-Arabic tour guide published by Zochrot and Pardes, with 18 tours to Palestinian neighborhoods and villages depopulated during the Nakba and mostly destroyed by Israel.

Friday, May 15, 16:00-18:00.

Meeting point: Café Alma, 19 Yehuda Hayamit St. Jaffa.

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From Diaspora to Homeland
Returning to Yaffa by boat and a tour to Ajami Neighborhood

Umar al-Ghubari

Tens of thousands of Yaffa’s inhabitants were deported in 1948 on ships heading for Gaza, Beirut, and other Mediterranean ports. The combined tour will illustrate an act of returning to Yaffa in the opposite direction, an act which seeks to turn the journey of refugeehood into one of return. The first part of the tour is a boat trip during which participants will receive explanations about the 1948 deportation and listen to live refugee testimonies, as well as a recorded testimony by the late Shafiq al-Hout, a senior PLO official and the author of Between Homeland and Diaspora: The Voyage Began in Yaffa .
After the boat trip, the second part of the activity will take participants on a walking tour to Yaffa’s Ajami Neighborhood.

Saturday, May 16, 10:45-14:00.

Meeting point: Jaffa port, in front of Hangar 1, Sababa boat. The tour is limited to 100 participants. You may also join the second part of the tour, starting at 12:00 at the same meeting point.
Note: Advance registration and a 45 NIS charge to cover the boat rental cost are required.
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Gil Mualem Doron – Fishing for Clues
Artistic action

In this action, passes-by will be invited to trace the outline of one of the shacks in the Palestinian fishing village which survived in the Yarkon River estuary until 2010.

Meeting point:  Tel Aviv, on the north bank of the river estuary, east of the bridge, where the Fishermen’s Village used to be located


Friday, May 15, 16:00-00:00.