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The DNA of Tel Aviv

In just over 100 years, Tel Aviv has become home to a stock exchange, major global businesses, the highest concentration of start-ups per capita and a population that combines cultures and languages from across the world. We discover that it is possible to describe this location as actually having two genetic structures. One genetic structure begins with the story of the city of Jaffa. The second strand is the DNA of Tel Aviv itself. This is the story of the Jewish diaspora and the dream of a Jewish city that spurred this population to establish a neighbourhood on the sand dunes next to Jaffa. That neighbourhood, of course, became the city of Tel Aviv.

© Shai Pal

Listen to The DNA of Tel Aviv - Part I here: 

Listen to The DNA of Tel Aviv - Part II here: 


We wish to thank Professor Maoz Azaryahu, Professor Rassem Khamaisi, Eytan Schwartz and Sharon Landes-Fischer for sharing their insights with us in this episode. If you'd like to find out more, you can read our full interviews with them by clicking below:

Prof Maoz Azaryahu

University of Haifa

Prof Rassem Khamaisi

University of Haifa

Sharon Landes-Fischer

Tel Aviv Global

Eytan Schwartz


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