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  Haifa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Haifa is first mentioned in Talmudic literature around the 3rd century CE, as a small town near Shikmona, the main Jewish town in the area at that time.
Haifa is located in the northernmost reach of the Coastal Plain designated as Jewish territory in the 1947 UN Partition Plan dividing mandatory Palestine.
Haifa was a favourite monastic spot for the Carmelites in the 12th century; a 19th century monastery, Stella Maris, was rebuilt at Carmel's head.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Haifa   (1590 words)

 University of Haifa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The University of Haifa (אוניברסיטת חיפה) is a university in Haifa, Israel.
Beyond the objective of a first-rate higher education, the University of Haifa aims to provide equal educational opportunities to all sectors of the society, and in particular to encourage mutual understanding and cooperation between the Jewish and Arab populations on and off campus.
The University of Haifa was founded in 1963 by the mayor of the city of Haifa Abba Hushi, under the academic auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Haifa_University   (446 words)

In 1256 Haifa was destroyed by moslems, and after the fall of Acre, in 1291, was abandoned, and stayed a small village.
From 1761 to 1821, Haifa's population grew from 250 to 2500.
A turn in the history of Haifa arrived in 1905, after the laying of the Higazic rail road, that with its port made it a center through which moved pilgrims to Mekka and crops to be exported through the seaport.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/1680/haifa.htm   (987 words)

One of the many jewels of Israel is the city of Haifa, a clean and green city that stretches from the shores of the Mediterranean up the slope of Mt. Carmel and is topped off by the high-rise University of Haifa.
Haifa is the third largest city in Israel, with a population of approximately 250,000, and perhaps its most progressive.
Haifa is a blue-collar town -- it is the place where the Histadrut was founded in 1920 -- that also has a reputation for having a more pluralist approach to Judaism.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vie/viehaifa.html   (1162 words)

 Haifa - Israel Special Weapons Facilities
Haifa Port served as the gate for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who arrived by sea during the period prior to and after the State of Israel came into being.
Haifa is a center for the chemical, petrochemical and metal industries and is a main provider of services for the entire Northern region of Israel.
Haifa's port and railway network, modernisation and expansion of Haifa's airport into an international terminal, and the construction of the cross-city tunnel to streamline traffic are some of the improvements underway.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/world/israel/haifa.htm   (523 words)

Haifa is the major port in Israel and a main town of the north of the country.
By the Ottoman conquest in 1516 Haifa was practically deserted, but its population gradually grew to some 4,000 by 1798, when Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav spent Rosh ha-Shanah with the Jewish community.
Haifa profited too when it was connected in 1905 with the railroad from Damascus to the Arabian Peninsula.
www.jafi.org.il /education/100/places/haifa.html   (798 words)

 Haifa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Haifa was contested by Jews and Arabs in the 1948–49 war because of its industrial importance.
Haifa was a target of Iraqi missiles during the Persian Gulf War.
Haifa is the world center of Baha’ism and the site of the shrine of Bab and a Baha’i temple.
www.bartleby.com /65/ha/Haifa.html   (240 words)

 Haifa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Aba Hushi Absorption Center is situated in Haifa, which is the third largest city in Israel with a population of about 250,000 residents.
Haifa owes its special beauty to its location between the green Carmel Mountains and the blue coastal plain and beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.
Haifa, home to many institutes of higher education, includes the Technion, The Israel Institute of Technology, which ranks among the leading technical institutes in the world.
www.jafi.org.il /aliyah/abscenters/abscentlist/haifa/index.asp   (742 words)

 Haifa, Israel
Although it was destroyed in the seventh century, Haifa was famed in the 11th century for its shipbuilding and its Talmudic college.
The monasteries of the Carmelite order, which was founded in Haifa in 1150 by a monk named Berthold, were destroyed after the fall of Acre in 1291, when the monks returned to Europe.
The importance of Haifa increased with the coming of steamships, for which the nearby harbor of Akko was too small.
www.planetware.com /israel/haifa-isr-ha-h.htm   (805 words)

 Haifa Skyscrapers, Architecture, Buildings, Real Estate, and Construction News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Haifa, Israel's third largest city, is the major metropolitan of the north part of Israel with a metro area of 160 square kilometers.
Haifa is the Bahai religion's universal center and home to The Bahai Shrine and Gardens, one of the world's most noted works of landscape architecture, which have become a beautiful landmark of the city.
Haifa's two academic institutions, Haifa University (Eshkol Tower) with 13,000 students and the Technion, Israel's first academic institution, and still one of the nation's most prestigious, are just two of the city's highlights.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/ci?id=100279   (366 words)

 ei: Haifa, peaceful town with a silent pain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Haifa is one out of five 'mixed' cities1 in Israel with a total population of around 270,000, of whom officially 24,100 (9%) are Palestinians (13,500 Christians and 10,600 Muslims2).
Those who were interviewed in Haifa and who were old enough to remember these events recalled that Palestinians living there were in constant fear for their lives and properties, and many of them witnessed firsthand the looting of their homes and possessions by the Zionist militias and settlers.
Halisa is densely populated, the poorest neighbourhood of Haifa.
electronicintifada.net /v2/article3936.shtml   (2064 words)

 Welcome To Haifa
The 1st attacking force was directed from Wadi Rashmya towards the Northeastern neighborhoods of Arab Haifa, the 2nd attacking force was directed toward the Arab neighborhood next to the port, and the 3rd attacking was directed toward the commercial district.
Based on declassified Israeli documents, the Israeli historian Benny Morris concluded that the Jewish civilian population (especially Haifa's Jewish mayor Shabtai Levy) was at peace with their Palestinian neighbors, but the Haganah and the IZL leadership had a different agenda to ethnically cleansing the city from its Palestinian Arab population.
It is worth pointing out that Haifa is a modern and new city, which was initially developed by the Ottomans, and later on by the British Mandate and the Israelis.
www.palestineremembered.com /Haifa/Haifa   (2398 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Haifa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Haifa is the chief city of N Israel and the country's principal oil refining center.
Bashan BASHAN [Bashan], fertile plain E of the Jordan and the Sea of Galilee from the latitude of Haifa northward to that of Tyre.
According to Hebrew tradition, it was conquered by the Israelites and given to the half tribe of Manasseh.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/05559.html   (508 words)

 Haifa - Wikitravel
Haifa [1] is the third largest city in Israel, with a population close to 300,000.
Haifa is well connected to Tel Aviv, Akko (Acre), Beer Sheva and the by a train line.
Haifa Zoo and Botanic Garden, situated in Gan ha-Em in Central Carmel.
wikitravel.org /en/Haifa   (1396 words)

 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
Haifa is a mountainous region that can be separated into three parts.
Finally, the area around the port is Haifa's industrial center, with most of the work centered around the sea.
Resort companies are just finding this out, and as a result there are developments springing up around the area, despite the objections of the locals who view this land as their own private paradise.
www.cruising.org /planyourcruise/wwdest/overview.cfm?recordID=57   (340 words)

 Haifa City Travel and Tourism Guide - Places Of Interest, Museums, Maps, Weather, Hotels, Walking Tours and Car Rental ...
Haifa, the seaport of Israel and the capital of the north, located in the northern part of Israel, eastern boarded by the Mediterranean Sea.
Haifa is the world center for the Bahai faith.
The Four Major Areas of Haifa The city is divided into four major areas: the lower city area - the port is situated here as well as residential neighborhoods and beaches.
www.israel-travel.net /haifa.htm   (699 words)

 Conmart Ltd. - Haifa Port.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conmart Ltd Haifa office, is manned by professionals and is active in all aspects of the Agency operations, such as Import and Export documentation, Vessel's Husbandry, receiving and delievering of containers and general cargoes, equipment control, M+R and Intermodal.
Haifa branch is also manned by sales personnal active in the sales aspects for the Northen part of Israel.
It is most likely that Haifa port will become a natural gateaway for the majority of Jordanian containerized traffic, whilst relatively not inexpensive Jordanian trucking will be able to compete effectively with the vast costs of transitting the Suez Canal.
www.conmart.co.il /haifa.htm   (175 words)

HAIFA is a Haskell implementation of the Web-Service architecture, characterised by interoperability in terms of web protocols, interfaces, messages and types.
I've managed to get some key parts of HAIFA working again and have eliminated some of the complexity by removing the XML hook system, as it is (despite what my paper says) essentially useless with the current Haskell type-system.
HAIFA is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
www.dcs.shef.ac.uk /~simonf/HAIFA.html   (715 words)

 The German Templar Colony Haifa - Gems in Israel
The colony's main street was one of the most beautiful streets built during that era and was cause for much admiration.
The houses were built of stone, under the supervision of the architect Ya'akov Shumacher and boasted red-shingled roofs.
According to the Haifa Tourist Board, it appears that performances will be held this summer as well, from July to October, twice a week, in the early evening hours.
www.gemsinisrael.com /e_article000001257.htm   (487 words)

 Israel 2001 - Chapter 5: Mediterranean Coast
Haifa is an interesting city because it is located on beautiful Haifa Bay, at the foot of Mt. Carmel.
Haifa has been compared to San Francisco, and you can see some similarities because of the steep streets, but beyond that the analogy is a bit of a stretch.
They have a temple in Haifa, and the grounds are reputed to be magnificent, but we didn't have enough time to visit on this trip.
mywebpages.comcast.net /srweiss/israel01/coast.html   (1685 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Rockets hit Israeli city of Haifa
But until the Haifa attack none had gone further than 20km (12 miles) inside the country.
Haifa is more than 30km (18 miles) from the Lebanese border and had been thought to be out of Hezbollah's range.
The Israeli ambassador in Washington, Danny Ayalon, described the Haifa incident as a "major escalation" of the crisis.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/5178058.stm   (578 words)

 Haifa, Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Haifa is not the most beautiful city in the world, nor is it the most exciting.
Nevertheless, Haifa is my hometown, I was born and raised in it, and I have grown to like it.
Haifa is situated on and around the beautiful Carmel mountain, next to the Haifa bay in northern Israel.
nadav.harel.org.il /homepage/haifa   (260 words)

 Patrols Turn Ugly on Baghdad's Haifa Street
Then came the spectacular car bombs in front of the Iraqi police station, and suddenly, Haifa was Iraq’s newest war zone.
Company C was originally directed to conduct a dismounted patrol that would begin in Tallil Square (“one of the more dangerous areas” in the Haifa sector, Ford said) and end a mile or so away, at the police station where a bomb went off last week.
Houses and apartments on the poor part of Haifa Street are crumbling, some from the effects of last year’s war, but most from neglect.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,SS_092204_Ugly,00.html   (1348 words)

 Department of Communication, University of Haifa
The Department of Communication at the University of Haifa was established in 1994.
The Department of Communication at the University of Haifa is distinguished by the inter-disciplinary approach it offers to the study of communication, both by the scope of courses within the department and through its extensive contacts with other departments specializing in related areas of inquiry.
The undergraduate curriculum is designed, first and foremost, to introduce students to the field of communication by familiarizing them with fundamental concepts, central theories, primary research methods and primary cognate areas.
hevra.haifa.ac.il /com/main-english.htm   (827 words)

 Jobs at Intel, Israel, Working and Living in Haifa
The Haifa location is also home to one of Intel's sales and marketing offices for Israel.
Haifa, Israel's third largest city and northern capital, is a major Mediterranean port and the industrial and commercial center of northern Israel.
Haifa is also home to many modern, world-renowned educational institutions such as Haifa University and the Technion Institute of Technology.
www.intel.com /jobs/israel/sites/haifa.htm   (478 words)

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