chapter  10
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Contested Contact: Proximity and Social Control In Pre-1948 Jaffa


In June of 1936, shortly after the outbreak of violent clashes between Arabs and Jews in the border area of Tel-Aviv and Jaffa, marking the beginning of the Arab Rebellion, the following letter was sent to the Tel-Aviv municipality.1 It was written by residents of Neve Tzedek,2 a Jewish neighborhood bordering on the predominantly Arab neighborhood of Manshiyya.