The modern city of Tel Aviv was originally founded on the outskirts of the ancient city of Joppa (contemporary “Jaffa”) in 1909. In the scope of Israel and the Middle East, this would classify Tel Aviv as being a relatively ‘new’ city. Tel Aviv’s growth eventually took over a large portion of the area and now encompasses the historical city (Joppa). They were merged together in 1950. Its name means “Ancient Hill of Spring.” All of what would be considered contemporary or secular (“this worldly”) in Israel is found in Tel Aviv. It is second in population (over 440,000) to Jerusalem and is ranked 34th in economic scale to the global community. It has a large technology sector industry that is known as “Silicon Wadi” in parallel comparison to “Silicon Valley” in California, USA. It has earned the reputation of the “party capitol of the Middle East” and boasts a round the clock entertainment business culture. Since its founding, the city was purposed to be modeled after cities in Europe.