I just spent a week in Haifa late last year.
““In Haifa, you have museums for exhibiting Japanese art, but you can’t find an exhibition that describes the Palestinian history of the city,” Switat said.”
This not true. I myself went to the opening of the exhibit at the Haifa City Museum about the events of 1948 and it was well attended by thousands of Haifa residents, Arab and Jewish!
The area being described in this article is a dump. Hadar is a dump also. If you don’t believe me, go to the Theodore Hotel and ask to see a room. These area need a major upgrade. Probably one of the shabbier areas I saw in Israel.
The port is in the wrong place and it is a good thing its being moved to the east part of the city so the area just north of HarShemona station gets some new housing and development.
Yes, the electrification of the railway is an important development to get more Irsaelis out of their cars on onto public transit. The right of way needs to be expanded to accommodate for electrification and this is happening in Jewish areas all over Israel as well.
The entire city of Haifa is very poorly planned with tons of winding streets and dead ends. It needs a lot of help.
If you want to see an interesting mixed arab/jewish/russian area check out Masada St. Cool arab bars and very interesting mixed crowd of different types. It’s the part of Israel you rarely hear about. Definitely the most interesting city in Israel.
As far as Palestinian claims to some of these properties discussed here, it sucks but the war ended 71 years ago and they were on the losing end. No chance of getting these properties back.
As far as commenters, I’d recommend visiting some of these areas instead of sitting on your computer and shooting off.