יפו ושאלת הכיתור: המאבק על גבולות העיר בתקופת המנדט

Translated title of the contribution: Jaffa and the Question of Encirclement: The Struggle over the City’s Borders at the End of the Mandate Period

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Abstract

Tel Aviv, which the Arab inhabitants of Jaffa viewed as the realization of the
Zionist enterprise during the British mandate period, can be considered to have
fostered the hostility directed against it. As the city developed, it was perceived
as a threat to Jaffa. The British authorities’ approval of the expansion of the Tel
Aviv city limits in the early 1940s, posed a severe challenge to Jaffa’s future, and
triggered a struggle to achieve two goals: preventing the expansion of Tel Aviv and
encouraging the enlargement of Jaffa. Tel Aviv was accused of seeking to expand
at Jaffa’s expense—a plan that was termed a ‘Zionist conspiracy’. Not surprisingly,
the struggle escalated from a local crisis into a country-wide conflict. This episisode described within the historical context of the decline of Jaffa in the final years of
the Mandate and the escalating Jewish-Arab conflict. The struggle for expansion
was a significant component in Jaffa’s attempts to remedy its predicament and
ensure its future prosperity and potential for growth. This article examines the
way the Arab leadership in Jaffa and beyond understood the threat emanating
from Tel Aviv and its attempts to curb the Hebrew city’s encirclement of one of
the most prominent Palestinian urban centers in Palestine.
Translated title of the contributionJaffa and the Question of Encirclement: The Struggle over the City’s Borders at the End of the Mandate Period
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)53-75
Number of pages23
Journalהמזרח החדש
Volume57
StatePublished - 2018

IHP publications

  • ihp
  • Boundaries
  • Eretz Israel -- History -- 1917-1948, British Mandate period
  • Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel) -- History
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Land tenure -- Israel
  • Shekhunat ha-Tikvah (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel)
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel) -- Historical geography
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel) -- History
  • ארץ-ישראל -- היסטוריה -- תקופת המנדט
  • גבולות (גיאוגרפיה)
  • יהודים וערבים
  • יפו (יישוב עירוני) -- היסטוריה
  • רכישת קרקעות בארץ-ישראל
  • שכונת התקווה (תל-אביב)
  • תל-אביב (יישוב עירוני) -- גיאוגרפיה היסטורית
  • תל-אביב (יישוב עירוני) -- היסטוריה

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