Hostage situation in Arad bank

Armed robber barricades himself in bank with hostages before surrending.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2019, 4:30 PM

Suspects wanted for armed robbery of haredi woman nabbed

Police arrest three people suspected of robbing haredi woman in Arad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2019, 2:21 PM

Arad: Haredi woman robbed at knife-point

Youths threaten woman from Gur Hasidic movement with 'sharp weapon,' order her to give them her purse.Michal Levi, 5/21/2019, 8:29 AM

Life sentence for Arad terrorist

Terrorist who murdered IDF soldier Ron Kukia receives life sentence plus twenty years. Second terrorist's trial is still ongoing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2019, 3:00 PM

Negev resident convicted of murder of soldier Ron Kokia

Be'er Sheva District Court convicts terrorist Khaled Abu Jada of murdering Nahal Brigade soldier in Arad in 2017.Orli Harari, 3/5/2019, 12:06 PM

Gerrer Hasidim defeat Arad municipality in court

Magistrate's Court judge cancels indictments against 20 hasidic families accused of placing gas balloons without building permit.Mordechai Sones, 7/19/2018, 4:13 PM

Bedouin boy spits on Jewish baby - and his mother laughs

'The mother, in complete chutzpa, laughed in my face,' baby's aunt says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2018, 10:09 PM

'No right for haredi-dominated town to exist in Negev'

Yesh Atid politician serving as mayor of southern Israel city stokes fears of Hasidic immigration into community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2018, 12:13 PM

Southern Israel: One killed, dozens injured in flood

Following stormy weather, Bedouin youth carried away by stream and killed. Dozens of students on hike suffer mild hypothermia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2018, 6:18 PM

EMS equipment donated to honor soldier murdered in terror attack

Family of slain IDF soldier Ron Kukia donates life-saving medical equipment to city where brutal terror attack occurred.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2018, 7:47 AM

The boy who dressed up as the man who saved his life

Shalom Dovber Yonah, 12, visits the MDA paramedics who saved his life, dressed up as one of them.Ido Ben Porat, 2/28/2018, 11:18 AM

Plot to kidnap soldier to force release of terrorists

Terrorist planned to steal anesthetics from hospital where he worked to kidnap a soldier, then stabbed soldier to death in Arad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2017, 10:59 AM

Watch: Hanukkah candle lighting at scene of terror attack

Residents of Arad, family and friends of soldier Ron Yitzhak Kukia light candles at the site where he was murdered.Yoni Kempinski, 12/13/2017, 1:05 AM

Bedouin leaders condemn murder of soldier by Bedouin terrorists

Leaders of Bedouin community meet Arad mayor after murder of 19-year-old soldier. 'We must spit out the evil elements in our community.'David Rosenberg, 12/5/2017, 3:08 PM

'I saw three officers and understood that my son was dead'

Mother of soldier murdered in Arad attack: 'I asked where he was but there was no answer.'Reut Hadar, 12/5/2017, 11:39 AM

At IDF solder's funeral: 'A charming, captivating young man'

Hundreds attend funeral of IDF soldier Ron Kukia, murdered in stabbing terror attack in Arad on Thursday.Yoni Kempinski, 12/3/2017, 1:33 PM

Soldier's sister: 'Wake us up from this nightmare'

Significant development occurs in manhunt after terrorist who murdered soldier Ron Kukia in Arad on Thursday.Tzvi Lev, 12/3/2017, 10:41 AM

'Terror will not lift its head'

Israeli PM Netanyahu, President Rivlin, Defense Minister Liberman send condolences to family of murdered soldier, promise to fight terror.Ido Ben Porat, 12/1/2017, 11:25 AM

'It's just terrible when someone dies in your arms'

Eyewitness recounts Thursday evening's grisly terror attack in Arad that killed 19-year-old Ron Yitzhak Kukia from Tel Aviv.Tzvi Lev, 12/1/2017, 10:53 AM

Soldier killed in Arad terror attack is Ron Yitzhak Kukia

IDF announces name of soldier murdered in Arad terror attack, police continue searching for terrorist.Uzi Baruch, 12/1/2017, 9:30 AM

Soldier killed in terror attack in southern Israel

Soldier killed in stabbing in Arad. Police say murder appears to have been terror. Killer still at large.David Rosenberg, 12/1/2017, 12:51 AM

'Charismatic, caring, with a winning smile'

Arad has difficulty digesting death of Yitzchak Dvir Feina, son of town Ulpana head, killed in rappelling accident.Mordechai Sones, 11/22/2017, 11:28 AM

Lapid in Arad: Battle not over religion, but over money

Yair Lapid visits Arad and attacks haredi minister: 'It's ridiculous that a minister would attend a violent rally.'Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 3:09 PM

MK Glick in Arad following clashes between haredim, secular Jews

MK Yehuda Glick meets with representatives of both sides following riots, says secular Jews and haredim have real desire for dialogue.Hezki Baruch, 9/10/2017, 5:28 PM

Haredi and secular Jews clash violently in Arad

Gur hasidim and secular Jews clash violently in the southern city of Arad Saturday night.Tzvi Lev, 9/10/2017, 8:13 AM

Jews protest outside 'Messianic Jewish' church in Arad

Mayor and hundreds of residents protest church set up to lure townspeople away from Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2017, 2:02 PM

Jewish Home fighting Liberman's plan to finish separation fence

The Jewish Home fears that Liberman's plan to finish building separation fence would isolate Etzion Bloc.Tzvi Lev, 8/13/2017, 1:49 PM

5-year old stung by deadly scorpion in southern Israel

'Deathstalker' scorpion stings 5-year old boy in southern Israel. Child rushed to hospital in moderate condition.David Rosenberg, 7/12/2017, 9:57 AM

Bus drivers in southern Israel 'strike' - because of Ramadan

Four times in one week, 'Metropoline' buses cannceled because Arab drivers refuse to show up.Chana Roberts, 6/24/2017, 10:19 PM

Gur hasidim in Arad fight police officers

Arad municipal workers remove political signs, Gur hasidim begin physical fight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2017, 2:17 PM

2 dead in Arad fire, father and son arrested

Father and son arrested after explosives discovered in burnt home following fire that killed two.Reut Hadar, 5/16/2017, 8:55 AM

Arad to Religious Zionists: Make your home with us

Hundreds of Jews participate in Independence Day celebrations and prayers in Arad's center.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2017, 10:52 AM

Watch: 25,000 rally in Jerusalem against 'synagogue desecration'

Tens of thousands of Gur hasidim and their supporters rally in Jerusalem as struggle for Arad synagogue continues.Gary Willig, 12/22/2016, 5:42 PM

Thousands of Gur hasidim protest 'Arad synagogue desecration'

Thousands of Gur hasidim gathered in Bnei Brak to protest the 'desecration of Arad synagogue',additional protests due in Ashdod, Jerusalem.Michal Levi, 12/20/2016, 7:52 PM

Battle over Arad synagogue continues

Residents claim synagogue was unfairly taken over by newcomers, while haredi leaders accuse mayor of targeting their community.Michal Levi, 12/19/2016, 11:15 AM

Arad Vice-Mayor calls on residents to demonstrate at synagogue

In wake of dispute over central Ashkenazi synagogue in Arad, vice mayor Ofer Arzi calls on residents to demonstrate on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2016, 10:47 AM

Arad residents: We want our synagogue back

Arad residents say provocation is result of Gur community's forceful takeover.Chana Roberts, 12/14/2016, 10:41 AM

Arad rabbis stand behind mayor

Arab rabbis stand behind mayor after Litzman declares war on city claiming it embitters haredi population's lives.Ben Shaul, Chana Roberts, 12/14/2016, 8:17 AM

Contamination feared in Israeli cornflakes

Tens of thousands of boxes of breakfast cereals destroyed after routine check reveals contamination of Telma cornflakes.Uzi Baruch, 7/28/2016, 11:02 AM

Man stabs ex, dies in collision

A man suspected of fleeing after stabbing his ex-wife and her mother met his fate on the highway to Arad.Rachel Kaplan, 7/13/2016, 11:11 AM

Massive Protest in Arad over Lack of Employment in South

Hundreds of factory and municipal workers take to the central square bringing southern city to standstill over work shortages.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 2/23/2015, 10:46 AM

Osem to Close Factory After Announcing it was Opening One

Osem was lauded last week for announcing that it would open a new plant in Arad, but was panned on Sunday for closing another plant.Yaakov Levi, 11/3/2014, 1:15 AM

Food Giant Osem to Build Large Ice Cream Factory in Arad

The largest ice cream factory in the Middle East will be built in the city of Arad, which has been suffering from a rise in unemployment.Ido Ben Porat, 10/31/2014, 5:16 AM

Israeli Historian Proves Roman-Jewish 'Friendship' Tablet

Tablet turns the world of historical research upside down; cites ancient Jewish warrior "Judah Maccabee"Hana Levi Julian, 7/25/2013, 6:38 PM

Bank Hapoalim Burnt in Arad

Depositors to the Arad branch of Bank Hapoalim found themselves out of luck Sunday when they arrived to find the ATMS blackened by fire.Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 12:11 PM

Bedouin Squatters Appeal Against Legal Jewish Communities

Deputy mayor of Arad criticizes Bedouin from unrecognized villages who petitioned against a decision to build new Jewish communities.Elad Benari, 8/16/2012, 12:14 AM

Updating Southern Infrastructure: New Rail Lines to Tel Aviv

The state has decided to upgrade infrastructure in the southern region, cutting travel time to central Israel in half with a new train line.Chana Ya'ar, 7/15/2012, 7:07 PM

S. Sudanese Farewell to Israel: Tears, Mostly Free Will

South Sudanese boarded buses for the airport in cities around the country on Sunday, often in tears, but voluntarily, ready to go home.Chana Ya'ar, 6/17/2012, 1:57 PM

Arad Unites to Help Anglo Son Survive

The small Negev city of Arad proved itself in a huge way when it came to pulling together for an IDF and US veteran who fell on hard times. Chana Ya'ar, 1/26/2012, 5:23 PM