From Diaspora to Homeland - Returning to Yaffa by boat and a tour in Jaffa
Umar al-Ghubari and ‘Abd Satl
Saturday, May 14,
Boat: 9:30 – 11:00
Tour: 11:00 – 13:00
Tens of thousands of Yaffa’s inhabitants were deported in 1948 on ships heading for Gaza, Beirut, and other Mediterranean ports. The combined tour will illustrate an act of deportation and returning to Yaffa in the opposite direction, an act which seeks to turn the journey of refugeehood into one of return. The first part of the tour is a boat trip during which participants will receive explanations about the 1948 deportation and listen to live refugee testimonies, as well as a recorded testimony by the late Shafiq al-Hout, a senior PLO official and the author of Between Homeland and Diaspora: The Voyage Began in Yaffa .
After the boat trip, the second part of the activity will take participants on a walking tour to Yaffa.
Meeting point for both activities: Jaffa port, in front of Hangar 1, Sababa boat, in wharf 8.
The tour is limited to 100 participants. You may also join the second part of the tour, starting at 11:00 at the same meeting point.
Note: Advance registration and a 30 NIS charge to cover the boat rental cost are required.
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