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  3/13/2014, Adar Bet 11, 5774

Beit Shemesh Faces Renewed Calls to Split the City


Many of Abutbul’s opponents warned that a hareidi victory in the elections would lead to Beit Shemesh becoming a majority-hareidi city, altering its character as a historically mixed city.

After his seeming victory in the 2013 elections there were calls to split the city. Now Abutbul’s confirmed victory has led to a renewal of those calls.