Row over demand for Palestinians to recognise Israel as 'Jewish state'

February 2, 2014 11:33 AM

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Row over demand for Palestinians to recognise Israel as 'Jewish state'

In the port of Jaffa, Israeli Arab fishermen pick the last of their catch from green nets as the surrounding restaurants serve up seafood to tourists and local diners.

Prior to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, this was a predominantly Arab city. Since 1950, it has been part of Tel Aviv and is now mostly Jewish. Muslims and Christians make up about a third of Jaffa's population.

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