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March 6, 2002 | Barbara Hansen
Drop by the Israeli restaurant Haifa on a Sunday for hamin to take home. This Sephardic Sabbath dish cooks slowly over the weekend starting Friday and is available only on Sundays. Haifa makes it with beef roast, white beans, potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. The eggs are colored brown with onion skins. Orders of hamin come with pita bread and three salads: marinated beets, cabbage and carrot, and a Turkish salad that is more like a spicy tomato salsa.
April 25, 1999 | Associated Press
Four Israeli parachutists were killed and six seriously injured when their plane crashed Saturday after takeoff, a Civil Aviation spokesman said. One of the plane's engines failed minutes after it left the ground from an airfield in Haifa, north of Tel Aviv, aviation spokesman Nir Yarkoni said. The pilot tried to make an emergency landing but crashed into a mountainside, Yarkoni said. Rescue workers evacuated the injured by helicopter to two hospitals in Haifa, according to Israel's Army Radio.
June 23, 1986
Israeli supporters of extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane set fire to the office of a socialist newspaper in Haifa, police said. Two young activists in Kahane's Kach party were arrested shortly after setting the blaze, police spokesman Dov Lutzki said. "There is little doubt that their motives were political," Lutzki said. The U.S.-born Kahane has accused the media of being leftist and has threatened "to take care of all the journalists" if he ever attains power.
July 12, 1991 | Associated Press
Striking municipal workers blocked Haifa's traffic with garbage trucks and let raw sewage pour onto the beaches Thursday, the third day of their walkout. The 5,000 employees took the action after City Hall, $37.5 million in debt, failed to pay June salaries.
September 30, 1985 | Associated Press
Two bombs exploded in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on Sunday, wounding five people, police said. The first bomb went off under a market stall. Haifa police spokesman David Frankel said one person received moderate wounds and four others were slightly injured. About 10 minutes later a second bomb exploded a few hundred yards away on a downtown street but caused no casualties, Frankel said. Frankel said the bombs "appeared to be the work of terrorists."
April 3, 1990 | Reuters
An Israeli court Monday sentenced an immigrant from Yugoslavia to jail for spying for the Palestine Liberation Organization. The Haifa district court said that Victoria David, 34, should serve three years in jail with three more years under a suspended sentence. In exchange for dropping more serious charges, she pleaded guilty last month to giving information to an enemy, contact with an enemy and belonging to a banned organization.
March 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Some Palestinians will be allowed to return to their jobs in Tel Aviv and Haifa next week, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced. The cities have been off-limits to Arabs from the Gaza Strip and West Bank since the occupied territories were placed under a curfew on Jan. 17 at the start of the Persian Gulf War. Palestinians reportedly will still be barred from Jerusalem.
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