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In video: Jaffa Stories

To mark Israel's 60th anniversary, BBC News has travelled to the ancient port city of Jaffa where Jews and Arabs live side by side.

It is a vibrant city where money is being poured into reconstruction, but tensions still surface in what a famous artist calls a "microcosm of the Middle East".

Khamis Abulafia, Radio DJSaid Abulafia, bakery ownerMembers of Arab-Hebrew TheatreFrank Meisler, gallery ownerSami Shehade, tour guideEyal Ziv, architect

THE BAKER
Said Abulafia is the business development manager at the Abulafia Bakery - a Jaffa institution, in business since 1879. Muslims, Christians and Jews work side by side at the bakery and its customers are drawn from all parts of Jaffa society.

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THE RADIO HOST

Khamis Abulafia hosts a weekly Arab affairs radio show on Israel's Radio Tel Aviv. The journalist and businessman hopes that by talking about issues affecting local people, bridges can be built.

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THE ARTIST AND HIS DAUGHTER

Frank Meisler is a sculptor based in the Artist's Quarter of the Old City of Jaffa. His work is now sold around the world. His daughter, Michal, helps to run the business.

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THE TOUR GUIDE

Tour guide Sami Abou Shehade guides visitors to Jaffa around the historic city. Here, he gives views on the 60th anniversary of the birth of Israel.

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THE ARCHITECT

Architect Eyal Ziv is in charge of an extensive restoration of Jaffa's historic buildings. Many famous landmarks in the city are being brought back to life.

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THE THEATRE COMPANY

Based in Jaffa, the Arab-Hebrew Theatre was started in 1998. It consists of two theatrical groups that produce plays both together and apart in Hebrew and Arabic.

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Readers can see Jaffa Stories, presented by Adam LeBor, on BBC World News at these times [all GMT]:

• Wednesday 7 May at 1930

• Thursday 8 May at 0930

• Friday 9 May at 1530

• Saturday 10 May 10 at 0130, 1030 and 1930

• Sunday 11 May at 1330, 1830

• Monday 12 May at 0830

Readers can also see Jaffa Stories on the BBC News Channel at these times [all GMT]:

• Saturday 10 May at 0530, 1430 and 2130

• Sunday 11 May at 0330 and 1430




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