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Before Bauhaus: “White City, Black City” Remembers Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Forgotten History

Before Bauhaus: “White City, Black City” Remembers Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Forgotten History

Written by urban planner Jesse Fox in Haaretz, this article is a summary and review of Sharon Rotbard’s “White City, Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.” This

The White City: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The White City: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

This article from the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality website explains why UNESCO proclaimed a historic area of Tel Aviv as a World Cultural Heritage site. It tells the story behind the world’s largest

White Night in Tel Aviv

White Night in Tel Aviv

From i24NEWS, this video (02:27) introduces “White Night,” an all-night cultural event in Tel Aviv celebrated each year since UNESCO named a neighborhood of the city a World Heritage Site

The White City of Tel Aviv

The White City of Tel Aviv

This informative video (01:35) introduces the unique architectural story of “The White City” of Tel Aviv, a UNESCO World Heritage site made up of more than 4000 Bauhaus-style buildings. Through

Bursting the ‘Bubble’ as Tel Aviv Turns 100

Bursting the ‘Bubble’ as Tel Aviv Turns 100

In this article, Lisa Goldman explores how the vision of the “First Hebrew City” has been achieved in “one of Zionism’s greatest success stories.” Tracing the city’s development from its

A Brief History of Tel Aviv

A Brief History of Tel Aviv

From the Tel Aviv Municipality website, this article summarizes the history of the First Hebrew City, from its founding in 1909, through its development into a modern “garden city” in the 1920s,

Tel Aviv Celebrates 100 Years

Tel Aviv Celebrates 100 Years

Produced by ISRAEL21c in honor of Tel Aviv’s 100th birthday, this video (03:16) celebrates how far Israel has come since its founding in 1909. It tells the story of the

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Give Us a Hand and We’ll Go: The Century Song of Tel Aviv

Give Us a Hand and We’ll Go: The Century Song of Tel Aviv

This nostalgic song about the early days of Tel Aviv was chosen to be “The Century Song of Tel Aviv” by the Tel Aviv Municipality in 2009. Originally written by Zvika

Legend in the Dunes

Legend in the Dunes

In Hebrew with English subtitles, this nostalgic song tells the story of a century of Tel Aviv’s evolution, from its founding on sand dunes to its development into a modern

Arik Einstein: White City

Arik Einstein: White City

This audio recording from 1984 presents Arik Einstein’s rendition of a song written and composed by Naomi Shemer in 1958. The lyrics, provided below in English, paint a picturesque image

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Anecdotes

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Map of the White City of Tel Aviv

Map of the White City of Tel Aviv

This map of Tel Aviv highlights the areas of the city that feature Bauhaus architecture. Unfortunately, the map does not include street names, so it must be compared with a

Promotional Video for Tel Aviv White Night

Promotional Video for Tel Aviv White Night

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, this promotional video (0:52) encourages tourists from around the world to visit Israel for the “White Night” festival in Tel Aviv, an annual

10 Must-See Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv’s White City

10 Must-See Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv’s White City

This short video (01:02) features ten of Tel Aviv’s most impressive Bauhaus-style buildings, part of the unique architectural collection that led to UNESCO’s proclamation of “The White City” as a

Mayor Ron Huldai: Innovation in Tel Aviv’s Past, Present & Future

Mayor Ron Huldai: Innovation in Tel Aviv’s Past, Present & Future

This video (10:20) presents Tel Aviv Mayor, Ron Huldai, speaking at the 2015 Tel Aviv Cities Summit, a conference that brings together urban leaders from around the world. Mayor Huldai shows how

Amos Oz: Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv

Amos Oz: Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv

This post presents an exert from Amos Oz’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness” that compares the culture, atmosphere and people of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in the early years

Hayim Nahman Bialik on the First Hebrew City

Hayim Nahman Bialik on the First Hebrew City

This writing by Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934), the national poet of Israel, expresses the inspiration and wonder he felt being part of the creation of the First Hebrew City –

Tel Aviv: 100 Years in 15 Minutes

Tel Aviv: 100 Years in 15 Minutes

Comprised of photographs and video footage from the the Tel Aviv archives, this video spans the impressive century-long journey of Tel Aviv, from its modest founding through decades of development

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