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Moshe Abutbul Wins Beit Shemesh Re-Vote

Hareidi candidate Moshe Abutbul defeats Eli Cohen by a margin of some 1,000 votes in Beit Shemesh second election.Elad Benari, 3/12/2014, 2:45 AM

Abutbul Calls for Calm as Beit Shemesh Votes Again

Hareidi incumbent urges mutual respect during revote. Voter turnout remains high.Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 5:50 PM

Beit Shemesh Mayoral Candidate Promises Democracy

Eli Cohen and incumbent mayor Moshe Abutbul face off in Beit Shemesh re-elections Tuesday. Cohen: I promise equality, democracy.Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 2:19 PM

Shas Rabbi: Religious Zionists 'Animals,' 'Idiots'

Event in Beit Shemesh held for hareidi mayoral candidate Mayor Moshe Abutbul degenerates as Rabbi calls government 'Amalek'.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 3:16 PM

‘Listen to the Rabbis – Vote Eli Cohen’

Rabbi Haim Druckman declares his support for challenger in new Beit Shemesh race.Maayana Miskin, 2/16/2014, 4:34 PM

Beit Shemesh: Would-be Mayors React on Revote

Abutbul says first elections ‘made public’s choice clear,’ Cohen replies, ‘The truth will out.’Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2014, 1:46 AM

Supreme Court Rules: Reelections in Beit Shemesh

Supreme Court rejects appeals, rules Beit Shemesh must hold second round of elections.Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2014, 1:37 PM

Report: High Court to Reject Elections Appeal

Beit Shemesh set to receive new round of mayoral elections, appeal to be rejected by High Court for Justice, according to report.Tova Dvorin, 2/5/2014, 10:14 PM

A-G Urges Rejection of Beit Shemesh Appeal

Attorney General calls to reject appeals against new elections. Weinstein: Appeal argues facts – not legal precedent.Maayana Miskin, 1/21/2014, 5:22 PM

Court Rules: New Elections in Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh will vote again following alleged fraud in city elections; MK, Dept. Defense Minister praise decision.Maayana Miskin and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2013, 2:58 PM

Lawyer: No to Reelections Based on Rumors

Lawyer for Abutbul questions legality of proposed reelections in Beit Shemesh.Maayana Miskin, 12/10/2013, 11:05 PM

First Hearings Begin in Beit Shemesh Election Case

Mayor Moshe Abutbul declares victory before walking into courtroom; prosecution admits 'fraudulent tactics' but not specific involvement.Tova Dvorin, 12/10/2013, 12:51 PM

A-G Appeals Beit Shemesh Election

Attorney General cites police findings that elections were suspect. Candidate who lost has also filed appeal.Maayana Miskin and Gil Ronen, 11/27/2013, 2:40 PM

Gays in Beit Shemesh Tell Mayor: We Exist

Groups plan protest following mayor’s ‘no gays here’ statement. Rally could stoke already heightened tensions amid voter fraud scandal.Maayana Miskin, 11/10/2013, 9:25 PM

Activist: Action Likely on Beit Shemesh Election

There is an good chance the Interior Ministry will order a recount or a repeat of elections in Beit Shemesh, local activist believes.David Lev, 10/31/2013, 9:37 AM

Thousands Call to Redo Beit Shemesh Vote

Thousands call to redo city elections in Beit Shemesh as reports of fraud continue.Maayana Miskin, 10/29/2013, 10:51 PM

Abutbul Slams ‘Childish’ Opponents

Beit Shemesh mayor rejects charges he 'stole the vote,' and slams calls to split city.Maayana Miskin, 10/25/2013, 12:06 PM

Beit Shemesh Vote: Last Word has Not Been Said

Following numerous reports of forged ID cards, Zionist residents take to the streets to protest the "hareidi hold on the city."Adam Ross, 10/24/2013, 9:23 PM

Bibi, Bennett, Lapid Stop Meddling in Beit Shemesh

Re-elected Beit Shemesh Mayor slams Zionist leaders, calls on media to turn over new leaf, says city has voted with "love."Adam Ross, 10/23/2013, 2:33 PM

Extremism an Issue in Beit Shemesh Race

Beit Shemesh mayor recalls his accomplishments, but some residents say he’s to blame for continuing religious extremism.Maayana Miskin, 10/22/2013, 8:43 PM

Hareidi Extremists Riot Over Bus Segregation

Rioting began when several women refused to move to the back of a bus. Mayoral candidate: "we must end violence by extremists"Chana Ya'ar, 7/31/2013, 3:37 PM

US Ambassador Meets with Beit Shemesh Community

Ambassador Dan Shapiro was presented with artwork by a leading artist, an American olehScott Krane, 10/16/2012, 10:17 PM