The allure of the city by the bay

A small immigrant shift is taking place in Haifa. What does the city have to offer Anglos that other urban areas do not?

By LAURA ROSBROW
March 7, 2013 16:52
4 minute read.
Haifa: The German Colony Quarter

Haifa German Colony 521 . (photo credit: Itamar Grinberg)

 
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