MEET THE LOCALS
JAFFA STORIES AND COFFEE
Enjoy famous Anton coffee and sweets as Doris Hiffawi invites you to her home in the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa. She will share her personal story of a Christian girl growing up in a Jewish, Muslim, and Christian area. Her heartfelt story shows the complexity of the mixed population city, speaks to the Arab Christian identity in Israel, and explores the true meaning of female empowerment in the area. Doris takes the opportunity to answer questions guests may have so each experience is unique.
GILA'S YEMENITE HOME
Join Gila, an extraordinary woman and native of the Hatikva neighborhood, who will take you on a journey from distant Yemen to the heart of the State of Israel. Gila will tell the story of her parents' immigration to Israel and describe daily life in the neighborhood through authentic Yemenite delicacies.
In a place where the word 'honor' has special meaning, Gila married into one of the most prominent families in the neighborhood and describes her wedding as a fusion of two empires. Between tasting the galuba and the laluch, become acquainted with this neighborhood that abounds with culture, life and tradition and experience, first hand, Hatikva's inherent charm.
IN COMES THE WINE, OUT GO THE SECRETS
Come and meet Gad Zabari, a native of the Hatikva neighborhood and an Israeli athlete who has competed in international wrestling matches, including the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Gad was the only one on the Israeli team who survived the terrorist attack that year, in which eleven athletes were murdered. Gad's story of survival has however become a success story. He currently lives in the Hatikva neighborhood, where he makes wine and spirits for his enjoyment.
Join Gad for a fascinating