Tel Aviv History
Before Tel Aviv gets its reputation as one of the cities that never sleep, it is nothing more than sand dune along the coast of Mediterranean.
It is first known as Ahuzat Baiet which meaning housing property before it got the name Tel Aviv which literally mean as spring hill. “Tel” for the Hebrews is not referring to the common hill only but to a manmade hill that wraps the prehistoric remains. While on the other hand, “Aviv” means spring. So this etymological meanings of Tel Aviv lead to its establishment concept which is the revival of the distant past: a connection of the new from the old.
Tel Aviv was established in 1909 during the Passover’s second day. It happened through the use of seashell lottery. This technique was done to deal out parts of lands in a city to be developed alongside the coast on the border of Jaffa. Jaffa is an ancient city from where most Jews wanted to depart. The Jews who have departed from Jaffa established Neve Tzedek in 1887 that later joined the Tel Aviv community
But in 1916, Jews were drove out of their land because Turks took in charge of the region. A year after that because of the colonization of British over the Palestine, Jews were resettled back to Tel Aviv.
Soon after that, the Jews of the Tel Aviv and the Arabs of Jaffa formed disturbances which lasted until 1921. During this time, British compulsory officials who have taken over Palestine declared independence for Tel Aviv which separates the region from Jaffa.
1930 is the year when immigration flourished in Tel Aviv; this opened the city for the European architectural design. Some of the Israelis have studied and got diplomas in architecture course. A number of them have graduated from the well-known Bauhaus school for Arts and Design in Germany. This gives a distinctive architectural design to the city; blend of functionality and art.
In the year 1948, government officials lead by the country’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, declared the establishment of the Israel State. Tel Aviv then became the momentary capital of the country until the time that Knesset and Ministry officials set office in Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, the city of modern Tel Aviv and the city of ancient Jaffa were brought back together as a single town in 1949.
In addition, in 1957 the tallest building in the Israel, Shalom Tower, was build.
On a lighter note, UNESCO has chosen Tel Aviv as World Heritage Site because of its novel urban design plus the Bauhaus architecture.
As of the present time, Tel Aviv has made its own name as one of the finest cities in Israel by having its own style and a distinct lifestyle. It is also the home of many industries such as motor vehicles, electrical equipment, food processing, chemicals, electronic equipment, metal working and among others.
Tourism is also highly recommended in Tel Aviv because of its many beautiful beaches which were situated just in front of the first class suites in Tel Aviv.
Because of its tourism, there are also apartment for rent in Israel designed for the comfort of the tourists.
Tel Aviv is the Jews representation of their ability and staying power against the many odds and hostilities. So, when you visit Israel, don’t forget to spend a few days and nights to Tel Aviv; a city that has made a history from the sand dunes to a modern metropolis.