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The American Colony near Jaffa

american colony jaffaThe “American Colony” was established near Jaffa in 1866 by 156 devout Christians from Main, USA, who followed their priest to the Holy Land, in order to assist the re-establishment of the Jews in the Land of Israel, which in their belief will be followed with the return of Jesus. 

american colony jaffa houseInstead of Jesus, Cholera caused the death of  many of the members of the community, especially the children, and by 1868 the community  was spread. In 1871 the estate was purchased by the German Templars, who added several buildings, including a church.

Since 2009 the Colony is undergoing a preservation process.


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wikipe The Americh-German Colony in Wikipedia
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Points of Interest in the Area

hatachana “Hatachana” – Jaffa Railway Station
 jaffa Jaffa
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