Haifa is a port city in northern Israel. It is the third largest city in the country, and is considered diverse in its population. Of its almost 300,000 residents, 25% are immigrants or descendent of immigrants from the former Soviet Union and 10% are Arab. 14% of the the residents are Christian, and 4% are Muslim. Haifa is a holy city for the Baha'i faith, and is home to the famous Baha’i Gardens.

Haifa’s port is the largest in the country. In addition to the vital docks, it also has several chemical and oil refineries. It has the largest business park in Israel, featuring some of the branch offices of the most competitive and global companies in the world.

In addition to the Baha’i Gardens, Haifa has several other tourist attractions. It also has the restored German Colony which was founded by the Templers, Mount Carmel national park, and an artists colony. 

Haifa is home to the Technion University, Israel’s oldest university and the top ranked education center in Israel and the Middle East.

Haifa is the birthplace of Naftali Bennett, Gene Simmons, and the members of Infected Mushrooms.

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Air Haifa set to launch, bringing new airline service to northern Israel

The new airline unveiled its branding and announced that its inaugural aircraft, a brand-new ATR 72-600 with 72 seats, will land in Israel from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France.

A floating museum in Israel? Haifa's plans to transform the harbor

Global Seafront: A floating museum and international concert hall are planned for Haifa Harbor, discussed during the visit of renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.

Yemen's Houthis claim attack on four ships at Israel's Haifa port

Houthi spokesperson: The ships belonged to companies that "violated the ban on entering the ports of occupied Palestine."


Japanese by design: Three new exhibits of Japanese art and design open in Haifa

The exhibit ranges from consumer products to virtual systems, which, the organizers say, “convey not only the characteristics of Japanese design but also the current state of Japanese culture,


Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa: Giving a child painkillers before an operation reduces pain

A separate study showed that children who received spinal anesthesia had lower levels of stress hormones than those with general anesthesia.

Pnina Blayer, director of Haifa International Film Festival, dies

Blayer was an intellectual who was fascinated by art, music, and literature, as well as movies.

Containers are seen in this general view of the port of the northern city of Haifa April 23, 2013.

Houthis say they attacked ships at Israel's Haifa port, IDF denies claims

The IDF has so far denied the claims that this occurred. "It's not true," military spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner said.


Haifa landscapes and Syrian goats: What's new in the Israeli art scene?

This week's art roundup includes various galleries and exhibits throughout Israel.

With shortage of physicians and only six Israeli medical schools, three more being planned

“The increasing shortage of doctors is placing the education of doctors in real danger, and it demands a quick response," the organizers said.

The Terminal performance complex in Haifa is set to redefine entertainment in the north

The Terminal is housed in the historic Hangar 15, a 1950s structure that has served various port needs over the years. The venue can accommodate up to 2,000 people per event.

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