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THE City of TEL AVIV FOUNDED In 1909, a group of Jewish residents of Jaffa decided to found a 'garden suburb'. This small suburb grew to completely overshadow Jaffa in both size and importance.
The decision was made in 1909 to form a clean, new suburb near Jaffa. On the sand dunes north of the ancient city, a ceremony was held, attended by a few hundred Jewish settlers, marking the founding of this new suburb, named Tel Aviv (Hill of Spring). By 1914, this new area encompassed 1,500 settlers. It had already become the cultural and political hub of Jewish settlement in Palestine.