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2015

Issue . 63/64
P. 146
Features
You WERE Here!
ABSTRACT

At the entrance of Jaffa’s Old Port, next to the old warehouses now converted into a series of harbour cafes, boutiques, and exhibition halls, the visitor is greeted with a trilingual “Jaffa Port Map”, a wall map guiding the tourist/visitor to the landmarks of the zone. Warehouse One. Warehouse Two. Central Piazza. Steimestzky. Toilets. The Lighthouse. More Toilets. Fishing Arena. At the heart of this map comes a shocking announcement. In English, “You Are Here!” In Hebrew, Ata Nimtzah Kahn (“You Are Here!”). In Arabic, nota bene, Kunta Huna (“You WERE Here!”). Is this a case of mistaken translation?