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Haifa oil spill raises issues, no answers

Underwater pipe explodes, oil pours into Haifa Bay. Study linking pollution and cancer lead to greater efforts to shut down the refineries.

Haifa oil spill raises issues, no answers

Liberman Calls on Haifa Mayor to Resign

Responding to decision to return theater funding, Yisrael Beytenu head says Yahav 'confused freedom of speech and freedom to incite.'

Liberman Demands Haifa Mayor Resign for Funding Terror Theater

Haifa Mayor Decides to Fund Terror Theater

Family of Moshe Tamam expresses outrage as funding continues for theater that lionized Tamam's terrorist murderer.

Haifa Mayor 'Immorally' Decides to Fund Terror Theater

Health Min. Takes Back Some Haifa Cancer Claims

The ministry no longer links air pollution to child cancer rates, but does link them to cancer in adults.

Health Ministry Takes Back Some Haifa Cancer Claims

Standoff with Haifa Chemical Firms Continues

Municipal garbage trucks still blocking entrances to a refinery and four chemical plants in standoff over carcinogens.

Standoff: Haifa Mayor Blocks Chemical Plants with Garbage Trucks

Moshe Kahlon's Appointments Align Him with Kadima

Left-wing bent of Kahlon's new party increasingly apparent; ex-police chief who also approached Kadima en-route to join party.

Moshe Kahlon's Campaign Chief is Former Kadima Member

New Haifa Neighborhood Named After Peres

Former President Shimon Peres inaugurates new neighborhood in Haifa, Neot Peres, named after himself.

New Haifa Neighborhood Named After Peres

'Operation Haifa' Will Bring Mass Chinese Invasion

Chinese tourists set to flood Israeli port city, as some 200,000 workers and their families take advantage of low-cost vacation packages.

'Operation Haifa' Set to Bring Mass Chinese Invasion

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.

Barkat Re-elected in Jerusalem

Olmert to Mayors: Vote for Rabbi Lau

Former PM calls to vote for ‘personal friend’ Rabbi Lau. Sources close to race say Olmert’s support unhelpful.

Olmert to Mayors: Vote for Rabbi Lau

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.

Peretz: Ammonia Plant Will be Gone from Haifa

Haifa Mayor Nixes English on Gov't Documents

Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav has declared war on the English language in official government documents.

Haifa Mayor Nixes English on Gov't Documents

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.

Haifa Jews Demand 'Equal Holiday Rights' for Hanukkah

Haifa Mayor Lashes Out at Itamar Residents

Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav launched a scathing attack on the Shomron community of Itamar, claimed its youth are behind 'price tag' vandalism.

Haifa Mayor Lashes Out at Itamar Residents

‘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.

‘Red City’ Pleased by Religious Influx

Google Officially Launches Street View in Israel

Google officially launches "Street View", showing imagery from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.

Google Officially Launches Street View in Israelplayer