For a while now Haifa has enjoyed the nick-name “City of Peace” because the people of the city, Arabs and Jews, co-exist side by side in relative unity.
Over the last few days the conflict in the Middle East has escalated and missiles have been landing in Haifa, killing many people there.
The Sanfrancisco Chronicle is reporting that “Hezbollah rocket attacks have targeted both Jewish and Arab towns throughout northern Israel, including Acre”… “One rocket hit the holy gardens of the Bahai Temple. There were no casualties.”
They also report that “the harmonious relations between Haifa’s Jewish and Arab citizens appear to remain intact.”
[Note: Post-conflict the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body of the Baha'is (based in Haifa), have confirmed that all the Holy Places and Baha'i workers in Israel have remained safe]