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A city of northwest Israel on the Bay of Haifa, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. Located at the foot of Mount Carmel, the city probably dates from the third century ad and is now a major port and industrial center.


(Placename) a port in NW Israel, near Mount Carmel, on the Bay of Acre: Israel's chief port, with an oil refinery and other heavy industry. Pop: 269 400 (2003 est)


(ˈhaɪ fə)

a seaport in NW Israel. 252,300.
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Noun1.Haifa - a major port in northwestern IsraelHaifa - a major port in northwestern Israel
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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The sources said that ISIL stormed the Al-Nusra's positions in al-Balaha, Hayfa and al-Rijeh neighborhoods in Yarmouk camp.
75) Atamna-Ismail'in problemli zamanlarda bile yemegin insanlari bir araya getirebilecegi ve Yahudi-Arap ortak yasaminin siyaset yerine isbirligi, dayanisma ve takim calismasinin hakim oldugu mutfaktan baslayarak pekistirilebilecegi soylemlerini basat sistemi temsil eden Hayfa Belediye Baskani'nin yemek festivalinin yalnizca yemeklerle ilgili olmadigi ayni zamanda birlikte yasama kulturunu ifade ettigine vurgu yapan soylemiyle bir arada okuyucularina sunmustur.
In the 'Children's Book of the Year' category, the shortlisted books are: I'm the Superdot by Laila Zahed, illustrated by Angela Nurpetlian and published by Turning Point (Lebanon); Hamada, the Happiness Maker by Samah Abobakr Ezzat, illustrated by Sahar Abdallah and published by Al Borj Media Publishing and Distribution (UAE); Something in my Hand, written by Hayfa Sawarka, illustrated by Maya Fidawi and published by Al Salwa Publishers (Jordan); and Two Homes Instead of One by Lorca Sbeity, illustrated by Mona Yakzan and published by Dar Al Saqi (Lebanon).
Her sisters Hayfa, is a diplomat working at the United Nations and Hala, is a film director based in the US city of Los Angeles.
Hayfa Al-Kandari said that, "Women were able to attain their political rights in a short time as a result of a groundswell of support from the government and the nation as a whole.
Acting on a tip, the police in the capital Kuwait City placed a house in the Hayfa area under surveillance until they gathered enough evidence to go for a field inspection.
The memorandum was inked by CEO of QRF, Hayfa al-Attya and Chinese Ambassador in Amman Pan Weifang.
Chiha, Hayfa, Nadia Sbai Trabelsi, and Sarra Elleuch Hamza.
HAYFA (CyHAN)- It will be possible to export the Israeli gas to Europe through Turkey at least after four years, Israel's Consul-General in Istanbul Shai Cohen told the Hurriyet newspaper.
My paintings depict the vivid world of my imagination, says Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah, daughter of late King Abdullah.
Also attending the meeting were the chairwoman of Businesswomen Club Reem Badran, Dignitaries House Member Hayfa Al Bashir, Businesswomen and Professions Forum's chairwoman Taghreed Al Nafeesi, alongside with several members of the Jordanian business delegation visiting Bahrain.
One book, 'Memories Are Chasing Me' had already been pulled out and the other seven to be taken off the shelves are biographies of Picasso, Shakespeare and Cleopatra, Hayfa Confesses, Midnight Crimes, My Conversation with My Son, and My Conversation with My daughter.