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  • Popular General Doffs His Uniform, Announces Bid to Become Haifa Mayor

    Maj. Gen. Amram Mitzna, a popular if controversial Israel Defense Force general who retired from his military career last week, has announced he will run for mayor of Haifa. Mitzna said he would decide within the next few days whether to compete in the Labor Party primaries for the mayoral candidate or whether to run… More ▸

  • Oldest Olives Found Near Haifa

    Traces of what are believed to be the oldest olives in the world, and indications of their early use for industrial purposes some 7,000 years ago, have been found in underwater archaeological digs off the Israeli coast, south of Haifa. The turbulent waters in recent storms have helped to uncover the remains of several primitive… More ▸

  • Syrian Ship Towed to Haifa Bay Skips Town Without Paying Bill

    A Syrian freighter, towed to Haifa in distress last week, skipped town without paying its bills to the repair yard that patched up its leaky hull. The 400-ton motorship Kayess and its crew of six sailed Wednesday with a certificate of seaworthiness from the Haifa Port Authority before the Gal Yam shipyards could obtain a… More ▸

  • Syrian Boat in Danger of Sinking Towed to Haifa Port for Repairs

    A Syrian merchant vessel in danger of sinking was towed last week to Haifa port for repairs by Israeli navy missile boats, which sped to its aid in response to distress signals. Israeli longshoremen worked shoulder to shoulder with Syrian seamen transferring cargo to barges in order to lighten the motorship Kayess and return it… More ▸

  • Sixth Fleet to Dock in Haifa

    More than 12,000 officers and sailors of the U.S. Sixth Fleet will enjoy shore leave in Israel next week after seeing action in the Persian Gulf war. Five ships, fresh from the war zone, are due in Haifa to give their crews five days of rest and relaxation while they undergo repairs and maintenance at… More ▸

  • 21 U.S. Sailors Reported Dead After Launch Capsizes off Haifa

    Memorial services were held Sunday for 21 American soldiers who drowned in Haifa Bay shortly after midnight Friday, when a private Israeli launch hired to ferry sailors to the U.S. aircraft carrier Saratoga capsized in rough waters and sank, only yards from the ship. The fatality count was raised from 20 during the services with… More ▸

  • Possible Cure for Cancer Claimed by Haifa Doctor

    A Haifa doctor claims to have found a possible cure for cancer he says proved “overwhelmingly successful” in rigorous tests on live animals and human cancer cells, though it has yet to be tested on human cancer patients. Dr. Eitan Barnea, a gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist, says he and his research team have discovered a… More ▸

  • Soviet Cruise Ship to Dock in Haifa

    The first Soviet-registered passenger liner to visit Israel since Moscow severed diplomatic relations 23 years ago is due to arrive in Haifa next month. The 22,000-ton Anatoly Sabinov, on a 35-day cruise that began at the Black Sea port of Odessa, will dock in Haifa from Oct. 5 to 8. Its 700 passengers from the… More ▸

  • Haifa Bay Man Found Guilty of Desecrating Tombstones

    One of two Jews arrested for defacing tombstones was found guilty Thursday and other was kept in custody pending the outcome of psychiatric examinations. A Haifa magistrate’s court will sentence 42-year-old David Goldner, a resident of Kiryat Motzkin, next week for spraying anti-Jewish slogans on more than 300 headstones in the Hof Carmel and Kfar… More ▸