Sarona (colony)

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Sarona today

Sarona was a German Templer colony in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is now a neighborhood of the city.[1] It was one of the earliest modern villages established in Palestine.

Sarona was built in 1871. It was located northeast of Jaffa.[2] Now, the land the former colony is in the center of Tel Aviv.[2] Many people in the Templar communities became Nazi sympathisers before and after World War II. By 1948 authorities of the British Mandate had expelled them.[2]

Today, the place has been renovated and renewed as a "shopping village, subtracting and entertainment."

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  1. The Mounted Riflemen in Sinai and Palestine: The Story of New Zealand's Crusaders, Chapter XI
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Sarona German Colony, Tel Aviv-Yafo". VirtualTourist.com, Inc. Retrieved 28 April 2015.

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Coordinates: 32°4′20.61″N 34°47′11.83″E / 32.0723917°N 34.7866194°E / 32.0723917; 34.7866194