"Red Haifa," as it was once known thanks to its trade-union ruling class, is in fact a middle-class city of yuppie elitists and employees of the high-tech industries. It was the only serious city that voted for Barak in the last elections. It is home to the Technion and the University of Haifa, the second of which contains the largest Arab student body in the country as well as a gaggle of extremist anti-Zionist "New Historians." Haifa is home to the largest chapter of the Israeli Communist party, and the comrades are largely Jews, unlike chapters elsewhere. The Haifa Theater is a bastion of anti-Zionism, where any play purporting to show that Zionists are Nazis is sure to be staged.
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