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  • U.S. Sailors Spend Shore Leave in Haifa to Help Kids and Elderly

    Sailors from the visiting U.S. aircraft carrier Coral Sea volunteered much of their shore leave in Haifa last week to do good deeds for local children and the elderly and to apply fresh paint to shabby homes in rundown neighborhoods. They also raised money to send a young Haifa girl to the U.S. for a… More ▸

  • U.s Sailors Spend Shore Leave in Haifa to Help Kids and Elderly

    A 69-year-old resident of Acre, known locally as the pickpocket champion of the Soviet Union, was Tuesday sentenced by the Acre magistrate’s court to five months in prison and a 250,000 Shekel (nearly $200) fine–for pickpocketing. Asked by the judge why he continued picking pockets from passers-by after he had come to Israel he replied:… More ▸

  • Blast Injures Five Persons in Haifa

    Five people were injured in the first of two almost simultaneous explosions in downtown Haifa today. The first blast went off under a vegetable stand in what is known as the Turkish market. The owner of the stall was one of the injured. The market was crowded with pre-holiday shoppers at the time. The explosive… More ▸

  • Dispute over Operation of Cable Car System in Haifa

    Interior Minister Yitzhak Peretz, of the religious Shas Party, has ordered Haifa Labor Party’s Mayor Arye Gurel to halt the planned operation of the new Mount Carmel cable car from Stella Maris to the seashore on Saturdays and holidays. But Gurel insisted today that eliminating the operation on the Sabbath and holiday would render the… More ▸

  • Haifa Hospitals Treating Typhoid Fever Patients

    Hospitals in Haifa are treating over 60 patients suffering from typhoid fever or suspected of having the disease. More patients are being admitted daily. All the patients come from the Haifa Bay area where an outbreak of dysentery affected over 5,000 people nearly two months ago. The origin of the outbreak is believed to have… More ▸

  • Haifa Theater a Success in Germany

    The Haifa Theater, which has been touring West Germany for the past two weeks, had a distinguished visitor for its performance tonight before a capacity house in Duesseldorf. President Richard von Weizsaecker of the Federal Republic joined the large audience in applauding the actors and playwright after a three-hour performance of “The Ghetto.” He attended… More ▸

  • Textile Mills in Haifa Ordered Shut Unless Buyer Can Be Found

    The Haifa District Court ordered the bankrupt Ata textile mills complex on Haifa Bay to cease operations by May 15 unless a buyer can be found before then for the financially distressed enterprise. Ata is the largest single employer in the Haifa area and its shut-down will mean dismissal for thousands of workers. Pinchas Grub,… More ▸

  • U.S. Navy Battleship New Jersey Anchored off Haifa Port for a Week

    The U.S. Navy battleship New Jersey, the only battleship in the world now on active duty, is spending a week anchored off Haifa port, to allow its 2,500 crew members seven days of rest and shore recreation. The Israel Druze community today appealed to the Mayor of Haifa to cancel arrangements made for official receptions… More ▸

  • ‘bibleland Park’ in Haifa Pending

    — Christian and Jewish sponsors of a “Bibleland Park” in Haifa are awaiting the go-ahead from the Haifa municipality to complete an economic and architectural survey for the $250 million project. The local sponsor, George Taussig, who is president of an Israeli tourist company, says an aerial survey of the site south of Haifa has… More ▸