On the flanks of Mount Carmel, the city of Haifa overlooks the Mediterranean Sea
Haifa - Israel's third largest city and northern capital is the heart of it all! Situated in a broad natural bay between the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and the awe-inspiring Carmel mountain, the city's terraced landscape offers a rich variety of breathtaking panoramas, giving the observer the sensation of being on a heavenly peninsula. To the northeast, across the sparkling waters of the harbor sits the medieval walled fortress city of Acre.
Baha'i - Universalistic religion founded about 150 years ago by the Baha'u'llah in Iran. It is distinct from Islam and Christianity. It is a progressive religion that promotes world peace, universal human rights and economic development. The Bahai have a world temple in Haifa, Israel. Israel is a major center of Baha'i worship owing to imprisonment of the Baha'u'llah in Acco prison in 1868, and persecution of the Bahai in nearly all other Middle East countries.
The Temple was built between 1920 and 1953. Like the gardens, it was designed to symbolise the oneness of God, the oneness of mankind and the oneness of religion. It is a nine-sided structure with nine gardens and pools. Hedges demarcate the gardens and they are profusely planted with colorful flowers.
The Mount Carmel slope harbours splendid gardens which offer the lovers of nature refreshing paths of relaxation.
Haifa Coat-of-arms (blue-white-red) on azure bedsheet. Originally the English name was in the middle of the coat-of-arms, but it was changed (sometime in the 60's) after Israel's independence and the Hebrew name was moved to the center. I cannot tell how official is the flag, however, it has been used as such for at least the last 40 years or so. Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and the capital of Haifa District. It is situated in the north part of Israel, on the slopes of Mount Carmel and on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is Israel's main harbour. Pop. 250,000.
Dov Gutterman, 20 June 1999