Description and Comments
- Photographic print mounted on a curved cream colored card mount.
- This view is looking west from just inside Jaffa
- Since this photo was taken, the row of shops along the left
side of the photo have been demolished. The two buildings next
to the gate, though slightly modified, still survive today. The
gate now accommodates only foot traffic and the roadway, now paved,
has been altered to run alongside the gate.
- "Jaffa Gate" gets its name because the road from
here leads to the port at Jaffa on the Mediterranean Sea. In Arabic
the gate is called "Bab el–Khalil,"the Gate of the
Friend and is a reference to Abraham (called "the friend of
God" (Isaiah 41:8) for the main road heads south to Hebron (the
burial place of Abraham)).