Uzbekistan's Ambassador to Israel

Uzbekistan's Ambassador to Israel
Photo by Reuven Cohen

Uzbekistan's Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Ms. Feruza Makhmudova, along with consul Mr. Salohiddin Aribhodjaev, and Mr. Gadi Koren, Haifa City Councilman met with Haifa Mayor, as the city continues to advance itself in the international arena and promote its status as a regionally important metropolis.

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New Consul General of France in Haifa

New Consul General of France in Haifa
Photo by Reuven Cohen

September. Mr. Stéphane Toulet was appointed the new Consul General of France in Haifa and northern Israel. Mr. Toulet began his position in Haifa in early September 2021 and met with Mayor Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem the following month.

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Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art

Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art
Photo by: Oded Balilty, from The exhibition "Spaces in Turmoil" Haifa Museum of Art

January saw the opening of Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art, free virtual tours of two museum exhibitions in Haifa, as well as one in San Francisco. This mutual enterprise aims to further strengthen the friendship between the sister cities.

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Haifa signed the Paris Agreement

Haifa signed the Paris Agreement
Photo by Reuven Cohen

February. Haifa is the first city in Israel to have signed the Paris Agreement, which allows cities to set even more ambitious goals than those set by their countries, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future.

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Beit Miller

Beit Miller
Photo by Beit Miller

July-August. Beit Miller conducted a unique project of online web leadership program for young people, with the purpose of offering them tools and opportunities to meet their peers worldwide in order to generate a global online web campaign designed to  achieve a significant change on an agreed upon issue of global nature.

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Bahá'í World Center

Bahá'í World Center
Photo courtesy of the Bahá’í World Centre

October. To celebrate the 200th birthday of the Herald Prophet of the Baha'i Faith—the Báb—the Bahá'í World Center held two "Bahá'í Nights" during the days of the Haifa International Film Festival. About twenty thousand visitors frequented the event, during which one could descend and ascend the terraces at the lower half of the Garden, from the lower entrance on Ben Gurion Boulevard to the main entrance on Hatzionut Avenue, and back.

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Hero of Haifa Ceremony

Hero of Haifa ceremony
Photo by Reuven Cohen

September. The battle of Haifa was one of the most spectacular displays of bravery in World War I. On September 23, 1918, the 15th Cavalry Brigade, comprising lancers from Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore, carried out an assault on the fortified city of Haifa, guarded by joint force of Ottomans, Germans and Austro-Hungarians. Major Dalpat Singh MC, who was leading the Jodhpur Lancers in battle, fell gallantly during the charge and named Hero of Haifa.

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Meet in Haifa

Meet in Haifa with the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Cyprus
Photo by Reuven Cohen

July. Haifa's Mayor, Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem and her deputy, Mr. Nahshon Tzuk, met with the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Cyprus, Mr. Savvas Perdios and his team to discuss a number of issues important for the evolvement of tourism in Haifa, as well as for strengthening the economic cooperation between Cyprus and Haifa.

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