the city needs to open up to all countries and make relations with universities in Africa, Europe and Asia especially. The language barrier sure is evident, cant even get hold of the cities vision plan for 2012 in English. Tourism website are so un appealing. Otherwise potential is there.
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from the article: Can Haifa ever surpass Tel Aviv as Israel's bustling urban magnet?