Netanyahu holds security meeting following surge in attacksAfter steady decline in attacks, sudden spate of violence ahead of Jewish holidays.
'We had to check every house and backyard for the terrorist'Lior Shurka of Efrat emergency response team recalls Sunday's terrorist infiltration into Jerusalem suburb.
Efrat mayor explains how terrorist was caught'We do not like to live behind fences', says Efrat mayor Oded Ravivi.
Stabbing attack in EfratOne person wounded in a stabbing attack in the town of Efrat. Terrorist neutralized.
Efrat bikers take over Arab bus - with toy gunBikers from Efrat threaten Arab drivers with plastic pistol, force passengers off bus.
Israel is 'afraid' of the abortion issueAbortion debates in US and Canada are healthy, Efrat NGO head says, slamming 'scared' politicians for avoiding #1 cause of loss of life.
Rabbinate Controversy Over, Rabbi Riskin Comes Out FightingIn first public speech since speculation over his position, Rabbi Riskin criticizes Rabbinate's conduct, says it's pushing people away.
Chief Rabbi: Rabbi Riskin Won't Be FiredRabbi Lau bemoans media reports taking Efrat chief rabbi's tenure extension talk 'out of proportion,' says no 'political' motive as claimed.
Meretz Judea-Samaria Label Bill 'Will Only Harm Palestinians'Efrat mayor slams Meretz bill to label Judea-Samaria products, warns of economic disaster for Arabs and 'boomerang.'
Why Efrat is Good for the EconomyEfrat mayor explains what life is like in Judea-Samaria communities; author discusses 'are we on the brink of a new Cold War?'
Rabbi Riskin Files Million-Shekel Damages SuitSuit follows legal battle over libel claims by Efrat resident; international legal team points to calculated fraud to defame Riskin.
Rabbi Riskin: Chief Rabbinate Must Speak to EveryoneChief Rabbi of Efrat puzzles over dismissal rumors, notes that Rabbinate is important - but must address non-haredi communities.
Report: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Faces DeposalSources say Chief Rabbinate looking to get rid of Efrat's veteran Chief Rabbi; Tzohar threatens to fight any moves to do so.
Rabbi Riskin Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious AffairsEfrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.
Rabbi Riskin Defends Jewish-Christian Independence Day PrayerChief Rabbi of Efrat rejects haredi attack over interfaith Independence Day thanksgiving prayer. 'What could be more appropriate than this?'
Mayor of Efrat: 'Additional Forces Not the Answer'Tension and violence occurring throughout all of Israel. Mayor Revivi: Security will only be achieved when incitement is stopped.
Efrat Mayor: Annexation is New False Accusation Against IsraelMayor Oded Revivi slams mislabeling of Israel building on its own land as 'annexation,' pens letter to New York Times over misnomer.
Ohr Torah: Universal Love, Exclusive IntimacyTorah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean Hills.
Ohr Torah: Do Houses Have Souls?The Lights of Torah from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean hills.
Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Life-Force or Decay?Torah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion in the Judean Hills.
A Chance for LifeFirst in a series of testimonies of women saved from an unnecessary abortion by the Efrat organization.
NGO to Govt.: 'Abolish Abortion Committees'Dr. Schussheim of pro-life NGO Efrat argues at Knesset that defunct abortion committees should be replaced by information-giving process.
Drowned Youth's Father and Brother Were Terror Victims27-year-old who drowned in Efrat last Friday identified as Moshe Lapid, whose father and brother were shot by terrorists in 1993.
27-Year-Old Drowns in Efrat27-year-old drowns in a water well near the Givat HaDagan neighborhood, located in Efrat.
Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Teeth Set on EdgeTorah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean Hills.
NGO: 'C'tee Robs From the Sick to Fund Abortions'Pro-life 'Efrat' attacks govt. committee decision to fund free abortions for pregnancies with no health risk, 'money stolen from sick.'
‘Facebook Saved Lives’ During Winter StormFacebook, city websites credited with keeping residents up-to-date – and safe – during unusually harsh snowstorm.
Ohr Torah: Why Get Married?To be a Jew is to parent - or to take responsibility - for a Jewish child of the next generation.
Efrat: We Prepared for Snow ahead of TimeMayor Oded Revivi tells Arutz Sheva preparations for the storm began a week before it began.
From Alaska to the IDF, With LoveSix years later, mother’s ‘Chicks with Sticks’ program still delivers hundreds of warm hats to IDF soldiers facing the winter cold.
'Amos Junction' Inaugurated on Beleaguered Judea RoadCeremony renames 'T-junction' in Gush Etzion after Jewish prophet who lived in area, part of vigil to raise Jewish presence at attack site.
'Green' Efrat Comes Up With Another Money-Saving IdeaEfrat taking yet another step towards turning itself into the “greenest” town in Israel.
Interview: Efrat Mayoral Candidate Oded ReviviEfrat, in Gush Etzion, is a community with a large Anglo population. Arutz Sheva spoke to the incumbent mayor, Oded Revivi, who hopes to be reelected for a second term tomorrow.
Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Innocent CiviliansTorah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean hills.
Efrat Protesters: Stop Arab Rock Throwing NowDozens of Efrat residents demonstrated Wednesday afternoon to “take back the roads” and make them safe from terrorist rock-throwers
Efrat Mayor to Obama: A Visit Here Would Do You GoodA visit to Efrat would give President Obama a "reality check" on the political situation here - and how Arabs and Jews get along
Pro-Life NGO Chairman: Protesters Just Bring in More ApplicantsDr. Schussheim, head of pro-life NGO, is unfazed by "pro-choice" protest outside Jerusalem Conference award venue.
Kadima MK: Cancel Prize to Pro-Life GroupMK Zuaretz asked Besheva not to give Jerusalem Prize to Efrat and its chairman, Dr. Eli Shussheim.
Restoring the Right to Choose LifeThe "Efrat" organization lets women know that an unplanned pregnancy does not have to end with an abortion.
Efrat Hopes to be Part of Latest Israeli ConstructionEfrat mayor Oded Revivi: We've heard rumors that we'll get 600 new homes, and we certainly hope this will happen.
Journalist: Look to America in Abortion DebateJournalist: If America talks about ‘defending the unborn,’ we can, too.
Pressure over Abortion Led to Police Shooting of YouthRaz Atias and his girlfriend planned suicide after his parents demanded their baby be aborted.
Torah Lights for Chol Hamoed SukkotTorah from the city of Efrat in the Judean hills of Gush Etzion.
‘Security Wall Would Divide Gush Etzion’Netanyahu promises Gush Etzion he will “review” plans for a billion dollar separation wall that would physically split the region.
Efrat Reunion in Officers’ Training CourseThree young men from one Judea town complete grueling officers’ course. ‘There are a lot of officers in Efrat,’ they say.
Video: J Street Takes Left Turn into EfratWhat is the pro-Palestinian Authority anti-Yesha J Street doing in the “settlement” city of Efrat? Not a meeting of the minds.
Hershkowitz Tapped for Settlement CommitteePrime Minister reportedly promises Jewish Home head 400 new housing units in Efrat, 100 in Karnei Shomron.
Former Netanyahu Chief of Staff: 'PM Reports to U.S.'Naftali Bennett says "Netanyahu doesn't have the courage to place Efrat under Israeli sovereignty."
Efrat Chooses its Second 'Cholent King'For the second year in a row, Efrat held its “King of Cholent” competition. 11 men competed for the coveted title.
Deputy Speaker: We Must Turn Efrat Into a CityMK Ofir Akunis visited the Gush Etzion community of Efrat, where he said Israel must continue to build.
Two Efrat Youth Arrested for IDF Base InfiltrationPolice arrested two Efrat residents, ages 18 and 22, on suspicion of taking part in the infiltration of an IDF base last month.
Efrat Event Deals with Core IssuesThe city of Efrat hosts IDF officers and youth for round table discussions that bridge gaps.
Efrat’s New Square - A Step Towards NormalcyThe city of Efrat launched its new square on Tuesday. Heads and residents of nearby Arab villages were invited - a sign of neighborliness.
UN Accuses Israel of 'Provocation' in EfratUN Secy-Gen Ban Ki-moon has accused Israel of "provocative action" in publishing routine, approved tenders for 40 new homes for Efrat.
Efrat to Expand but 'Not Enough’The government has published tenders to build 40 more housing units in Efrat, whose mayor told Arutz Sheva it is lacking hundreds more.
Jubilation in Efrat over New HousingAfter over a decade in which no land could be marketed, the government has approved 300 units for sale.
Show of Support for Judea: Standing with Eitam HillHundreds of people came out to show their support for Jewish settlement in Efrat’s Eitam Hill, and throughout the land of Israel.