Tel Aviv – 100 years on

One hundred years after Jewish families met to establish the new city of Tel Aviv, descendants of those 66 families paid homage to their forebears in a  ceremony honoring the centennial of the city’s birth.

As reported in Haaretz, the Tel Aviv municipality invited the 3,300 descendants and their loved ones to the old Jaffa train station to recreate the memorable photograph that has become part of Zionist lore.

The event featured a short play, a speech by Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, and a panoramic photograph taken by renowned photojournalist Ziv Koren intended to recreate the original portrait of a century ago. 

The complete Haaretz article is shown here.

The Tel Aviv centennial is the theme of this years Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations.

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