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  • Bedouin Gets Life Sentence for 1988 Attack in Haifa

    A 24-year-old Israeli Arab was sentenced to life imprisonment Monday by a military court in Lod for throwing a hand grenade in Haifa last year that injured 25 people. The accused, Ali Abdallah Amaria from the Bedouin village of Ibtan, near Haifa, pleaded guilty. He also admitted he belonged to Al Fatah, the fighting arm… More ▸

  • It’s Official: Labor Wins Haifa

    The official results in the Haifa municipal elections announced Monday award the mayoralty to incumbent Labor Party Mayor Arye Gurel. Gurel won with 42.31 percent of the 100,000 valid votes cast, almost 4 percent ahead of his Likud rival, Rami Dotan, who got 38.38 percent. But Dotan and the Likud party, described by Labor as… More ▸

  • Blast Hurts 27 in Haifa; Three Arab Youths Detained

    Twenty-seven people were injured, several of them seriously, by an explosion in a crowded pedestrian mall in the Hadar HaCarmel quarter of Haifa Saturday night. Among the seriously wounded were 8-year-old Jonathan Meir, who was injured in the legs, and his 18-month-old brother. Their parents sustained slight injuries Two of the slightly injured were tourists… More ▸

  • U.S. Sixth Fleet Docks in Haifa for Joint Exercises with Israel

    A five-vessel battle group of the U.S. Sixth Fleet arrived Sunday in Haifa Bay to carry out joint training exercises with the Israeli navy. The American unit consists of the 80,000-ton aircraft carrier Eisenhower, the cruiser Belknap, which is the flagship of the Sixth Fleet, and three missile-carrying destroyer escorts. The battle group is under… More ▸

  • Haifa is Site of Windsurfing Finals

    Haifa’s commodious horseshoe-shaped bay is playing host this week to the windsurfing championship finals for the 1988 Olympic Games this September in South Korea. There are 125 competitors from 25 countries. The Israeli organizers reported no cancellations for political or other reasons, something that happens frequently when Israel hosts an international event. Windsurfing is making… More ▸

  • Minor Earthquake Shakes Haifa

    A minor earth-quake shook Haifa Wednesday, but caused no casualties or damage. The quake registered just over 3.0 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was said to be in the Mediterranean, less than 25 miles from Netanya. More ▸

  • Haifa’s Jewish Population Declining

    The Jewish population in Haifa declined by 6,000 persons (2.5 percent of the general population) between 1981 and 1985, while the Arab population grew from 7.2 percent of the population to 8.4 percent during this period, according to the annual report of the “Shekmuna” housing rehabilitation company in the Carmel city. Haifa’s total population is… More ▸

  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Remain in Haifa for a Week

    The U.S. aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy arrived unscheduled at Haifa Friday and will remain there for a week. It is part of a Sixth Fleet combat group assembled in the Eastern Mediterranean during the past two weeks, apparently in connection with the hostage crisis in Lebanon. The fleet reportedly has been withdrawn from Lebanese… More ▸

  • Histadrut Threatens General Strike in Haifa over Shipyards Situation

    Histadrut announced last night that it will call a general strike of several hours’ duration in Haifa next week to be followed by a countrywide general strike, if the financially ailing Haifa Shipyards is shut down by the government-appointed receiver. The government-owned shipbuilding and repair facility on Haifa Bay has ordered its 650 employes on… More ▸

  • Bombs Explode in Jerusalem and Haifa

    A bomb exploded in a Jerusalem restaurant tonight and another went off in downtown Haifa during the day. Neither caused casualties but damage to the restaurant was considerable. Police detained 20 Arabs here for questioning. The bomb in the restaurant on King George Street, a busy thoroughfare, exploded in the lavatory. Police said it was… More ▸