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Anger over Pre-Sabbath Road Closure in Haifa

Shutdown of major road meant dozens of religious families were stranded on the highway as the Sabbath came in.Maayana Miskin, 12/29/2013, 5:13 PM

Earthquake Shakes Northern Israel

Earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shakes Cyprus; quake felt as far east as the Haifa area.Tova Dvorin, 12/28/2013, 8:00 PM

15 Months of Jail To 3 Arabs Who 'Lynched' Soldier

Haifa court sentences 3 Arabs over brutal 2012 attack in which they carved 'PLO' on IDF soldier's forehead, beat him with bars and bricks.Ari Yashar, 12/17/2013, 6:32 PM

Arabs Wave PLO Flag in the Center of Haifa

Jewish demonstrators who held a quiet rally in Haifa were shocked when Arab demonstrators responded - by waving the PLO flag.Elad Benari, 12/9/2013, 1:13 AM

Beit Shemesh Girls Seek Unity on Hannukah

Spreading the light of Hanukkah: Girls use festival to spread goodwill, unity in divided city; Haifa girls honor fallen hero.Maayana Miskin, 11/28/2013, 11:14 AM

Barkat Re-elected in Jerusalem

Despite a relatively low voter turnout, preliminary results show that the mayors of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa have been re-elected.Elad Benari and Adam Ross, 10/23/2013, 4:08 AM

Candidates Wait for Results, Close Races Expected

Votes being counted across the country. Huldai, Barkat worried over low turnout. Exit poll shows Yahav victory in Haifa.Maayana Miskin, 10/22/2013, 11:01 PM

Likud: We Promise to Keep Jaffa Jewish

The Muslim call to prayer is an issue in the municipal elections in Tel Aviv, as Jews fear that radical Islamists are taking over the city.David Lev, 10/10/2013, 12:57 PM

Bennett: We’ll Defend the Land of Israel

Bennett tells Bayit Yehudi supporters, ‘We’ve lost the privilege to back out’ – but promises no land concessions.Maayana Miskin, 9/10/2013, 7:44 PM

Man Sentenced to 4 Years for 'Hate Crimes'

A man from Haifa was convicted for threatening to kill Ethiopian residents and setting fires to their buildings.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/9/2013, 9:14 PM

Haifa Launches ‘Metronit’ System

The city of Haifa has launched a special fast bus system, the Metronit, aimed at reducing traffic and commuting times.Maayana Miskin, 8/16/2013, 12:33 PM

Hareidi Soldiers Get 'Fun Day' Experience in Haifa

The city of Haifa conducted a special "fun day" event honoring hareidi soldiers, after the attacks on some of them earlier this monthDavid Lev, 7/22/2013, 10:02 PM

IDF Places Iron Dome Battery in Carmel Region

The IDF placed an Iron Dome anti-missile battery in the Carmel region near Haifa.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/5/2013, 9:56 PM

Bayit Yehudi Kicks Off Campaign in ‘Red City’

The Jewish Home picks its candidates for city council in the former socialist stronghold of Haifa.Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 9:54 PM

Jaffa Youth Had 'No Reason' for Burning Holy Books

Police in Jaffa on patrol late Saturday night were stunned to find a youth setting fire to Jewish holy booksDavid Lev, 6/23/2013, 10:34 PM

Rambam Hospital: Saving Patients, Uniting People

Rambam Hospital recently performed Israel’s first-ever “crossover kidney transplant" - with the "crossovers" a Jew and an Arab from HaifaDaniela Feldman, 6/9/2013, 6:37 PM

Hebron and Brussels

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Superland Slammed Over Separate Jewish/Arab Days

The Knesset Education Committee will hold a special hearing on what some said was a “racist policy” at Israel's largest amusement parkDavid Lev, 5/30/2013, 1:48 PM

Rabbi: Boycott Bus Company for Running on Shabbat

A plan to institute a 7-day-a-week bus service in the Haifa area is set to begin this weekend, and has religious leaders up in armsDavid Lev, 5/23/2013, 4:37 PM

Peretz: Ammonia Plant Will be Gone from Haifa

"We must not accept the continued existence of the ammonia container in Haifa Bay," says Environment Minister Amir Peretz.Elad Benari, 4/19/2013, 4:12 AM

Erdan: After Texas Explosion, Move Haifa Plant

After a fertilizer plant explosion in Texas, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is seeking the removal of a large ammonia plant in HaifaDavid Lev, 4/18/2013, 11:27 AM

Iranian Official Repeats Threats on Israel

A senior Iranian military commander reiterates that the Iranian Armed Forces are capable of razing Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground.Elad Benari, 4/16/2013, 5:46 AM

Commission to Investigate Causes of Haifa Accident

A commission will investigate the direct and indirect causes of the accident in Nesher, near Haifa.Elad Benari, 4/11/2013, 3:45 AM

Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for Passover

Deputy mayor invites Haifa residents to report illegal sales of leavened bread.Maayana Miskin, 3/24/2013, 12:31 PM

Khamenei: Iran Will 'Annihilate' Tel Aviv, Haifa

Iran will "annihilate" Tel Aviv and Haifa if it comes under attack by the Jewish state, warned supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.Rachel Hirshfeld , 3/21/2013, 6:04 PM

IDF Introduces the Elderly to Facebook

Soldiers joined the ‘Good Deeds Day’ with a visit to a nursing home, where they introduced the patients to Facebook.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2013, 2:51 PM

Haifa: Airport Cleared for Security Reasons

Plane owners told to clear the airport for security reasons. Move may be connected to new anti-missile installation. Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2013, 4:01 PM

Haifa Mayor Nixes English on Gov't Documents

Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav has declared war on the English language in official government documents.Chana Ya'ar, 12/24/2012, 5:36 PM

Heartbroken Dad Asks 'Please Color Tal's Camel'

A dad grieving for the daughter murdered in the 2003 terror attack on a bus in Haifa is asking people to color a camel in her memory.Chana Ya'ar, 12/20/2012, 5:48 PM

Haifa Jews Demand 'Equal Rights' for Hanukkah

Jewish residents of Haifa complained that the city broke its usual “holiday status quo” , showing more favor to another winter holiday.David Lev, 12/10/2012, 3:58 AM

Haifa U. Denounces Students who Mourned Jaabari

The University of Haifa denounces a group of its students who mourned the loss of Hamas arch-terrorist Ahmed Jaabari.Elad Benari, 11/16/2012, 4:43 AM

Gas Leaks Discovered Under Haifa Bay

A geophysics research team from Haifa University has discovered a series of active gas springs on the sea floor under Haifa Bay.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 11/8/2012, 2:04 PM

Chassidic Community Shocked: Sabbath Gentile a Jew

The Seret-Vizhnitz community in Haifa was appalled to find that its long-term “Sabbath gentile” is actually a Jew.Maayana Miskin, 10/19/2012, 12:44 PM

Ben-Ari on Iran: Ready to Fight? Hit Gaza

MK Ben-Ari says that if the government is ready to fight enemies, it should start in Gaza. “We have bigger problems” than Iran.Maayana Miskin, 9/3/2012, 3:12 AM

Indian Warships Visit Haifa, Mark Diplomatic Ties

Four of India’s top naval warships docked in Haifa this week as part of a four-day visit to Israel to celebrate 20 years of diplomatic ties.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/7/2012, 5:04 PM

Giving Lone Soldiers a ‘Home Away from Home’

The Haifa group ‘People in Blue and White’ gives lone soldiers a ‘home away from home’ for Sabbath leave.Maayana Miskin, 8/2/2012, 4:43 PM

Firefighters Work to Prevent Haifa Chemical Fire

A dozen firefighting crews worked for long hours Thursday morning to prevent what could have been a major chemical fire in HaifaDavid Lev, 6/21/2012, 12:26 PM

‘Red City’ Pleased by Religious Influx

Yona Yahav, mayor of Haifa, says the “red city” is a mixed city in which religious are welcome with open arms.Maayana Miskin, 5/4/2012, 10:58 AM

Google Officially Launches Street View in Israel

Google officially launches "Street View", showing imagery from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/23/2012, 12:15 AM

Patriot Battery Deployed Near Haifa

For the first time since the 2006 Lebanon War a Patriot anti-missile battery was deployed near Haifa; IDF on Passover alert.Gabe Kahn, 4/9/2012, 10:50 PM

Haifa 'Lynch' Suspects Turn the Tables

The Arabs suspected of brutally beating two IDF soldiers in Haifa claim they were attacked by a group of 20 Jews and were fighting back.Elad Benari, 3/29/2012, 6:45 AM

Haifa Judge Releases ‘Lynch’ Suspects

A Haifa judge releases five of six suspects in the brutal beating of two soldiers to house arrest, rules that attack “not nationalistic.”Maayana Miskin, 3/25/2012, 8:11 PM

Recovering Soldier: 'It Was a Lynching'

One of the soldiers brutally assaulted by an Arab mob in Haifa over the weekend said he feared for his life as his attackers chanted 'Jew'Gabe Kahn., 2/29/2012, 8:19 PM

Judge: Haifa Attack Reminiscent of Ramallah Lynch

A Haifa judge says attack on two soldiers reminds him of Ramallah lynch. MK Ben-Ari visits the victims.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2012, 7:04 PM

Travel Abroad to Haifa

After a nine-year suspension period, California State U. reinstated its study abroad program at Haifa U., its only program in Israel. Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/22/2012, 12:15 AM

School Sympathizes Arab 'Victims' Over Jews

A Haifar school held a panel with speakers from a leftist group - denying the father of a terror victim an opportunity to speak.David Lev, 1/26/2012, 11:21 AM

Vilnai: Iron Dome May be Deployed in Haifa

Israel considering deploying the Iron Dome anti-missile system in Haifa, to protect the oil refineries from a rocket attack.Elad Benari, 12/7/2011, 8:56 AM

Youth Bring Simchat Torah Joy to North

Youth from the Jerusalem area leave home to strengthen struggling northern communities with joy, dancing on the holiday.Maayana Miskin, 10/21/2011, 2:42 PM

Haifa: Beautiful Views, Great Education

The city of Haifa has been blessed with great views and wonderful museums. Come visit.Elad Benari, 8/22/2011, 2:24 PM

Arabs Try to Blame Jews for Bomb

Released for publication: An Arab gang from Jaffa tried to kill a sheikh – and blame it on Jewish nationalists.Hillel Fendel, 5/17/2011, 4:02 PM

Hevra Kadisha Director Murdered

Benny Hesse, 67, head of Haifa’s burial society, was shot outside his home on Sunday evening. "A truly righteous man" mourns MK Daniel Hershkowitz.Elad Benari, 1/17/2011, 12:05 AM

Mammoth Disney Complex in Haifa

Coming soon to Israel: 25 screen cinema multiplex and amusement park covering 20 acres near Haifa. Cost: $170 million.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/4/2011, 11:12 PM

Three Killed in Haifa Gas Mishap

The victims carried out maintenance work on a hydrogen sulfide gas line at the Haifa refining complex. Ten other men were hurt.Gil Ronen, 11/24/2010, 10:09 PM

Religious Can Build in Yafo

BeEmunah, which develops properties for the religious Zionist public, gets final OK for project in Jonah's city.Gil Ronen, 11/7/2010, 9:02 PM

Haifa 'Has 30% More Cancer'

A Knesset committee received worrisome data regarding the incidence of cancer in the northern port city.Gil Ronen, 10/18/2010, 10:31 PM

Holocaust Survivors' Haifa Home

A new home will help elderly Holocaust survivors live out their lives in comfort and dignity, thanks to an Israeli charity and Christian donors.Malkah Fleisher, 10/18/2010, 9:43 PM

Rel.-Zionist Housing in Jaffa

Plans for a religious-Zionist neighborhood in Jaffa (Yafo) have been approved once and for all – this time by the Supreme Court.Hillel Fendel, 3/23/2010, 4:41 PM