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January 4, 2016 10:01 am

Report: Liberal Palestinian Culture on the Rise in Northern Israeli City of Haifa

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Haifa, Israel. The Israeli city is a comfortable place for liberal, feminist and gay-friendly Palestinians. Photo:  Wikipedia.

Haifa. The Israeli city is a comfortable place for liberal, feminist and gay-friendly Palestinians. Photo: Wikipedia.

At Elika, a bar in the Hadar neighborhood of this hilly port city, a 30-something psychodramatist rolled a cigarette and sipped coffee with her father, a well-known actor in Israel. The bartender poured tall beers for two women who wandered in for an afternoon pint. Nearby, a 22-year-old woman with a partly shaved head and colorful tattoos sat alone, working on her laptop.

They were among the many coiffed, pierced and tattooed women and men who populate a slice of Haifa’s social scene that resembles that of the well-heeled hipsters of Tel Aviv. But here the cool kids are Palestinians, and they have unfurled a self-consciously Arab milieu that is secular, feminist and gay-friendly.

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