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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China Week

China Week
Photo by Reuven Cohen

July. The Israeli Consulate in Chengdu is currently promoting tourism between the two countries, specifically following the launching of flights from Israel to Chengdu, a twin city of Haifa. Continuing the tendency to strengthen the ties with the twin city, a delegation from Chengdu, headed by deputy secretary general of Chengdu Municipal Government, Ms. Liao Chengzhen, has arrived in Haifa.

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"Tree of Peace"

Photo by Reuven Cohen

July. A delegation, headed by Mrs. Martine Vassal, President of the Province's Departmental Council, visited Haifa For the inauguration of the sculpture called "Tree of Peace".Two years ago, the Province donated the statue, which is placed at Krieger Center. Mrs. Vassal came to Haifa with a large delegation consisted of representatives of Muslim, Armenian and Catholic communities from the province of Bouches-du-Rhône and government official,

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Bastille Day

Bastille Day
Photo by Nathan Cahn

July. Bastille Day - the most important national holiday in France - was celebrated at the French Consulate's garden, decorated in the colors of the French flag. French Ambassador in Israel Ms. Hélène Le Gal, French Consul in Haifa Patrice Servantie, and Deputy Mayor David Etzioni attended the event.