Barkat endorses Moshe Lion for mayor of Jerusalem

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor endorses Moshe Lion in runoff to be held on Tuesday.Elad Benari, 11/8/2018, 5:36 AM

Beit Shemesh: 'Waking up to a new reality'

Beit Shemesh resident shares feelings on morning of Aliza Bloch's mayoral victory.Hezki Baruch, 11/1/2018, 12:18 PM

Regev supports Leon in second round

'Jerusalemites voted for Moshe Leon. I have no doubt he'll preserve Jerusalem's interests as the united capital of Israel.'Mordechai Sones, 11/1/2018, 12:09 PM

PA cabinet opposes elections in Jerusalem

PA cabinet spokesman praises Jerusalem Arabs who did not vote in the mayoral and municipal elections.Dalit Halevi, 11/1/2018, 5:43 AM

History in Beit Shemesh

Counting of soldiers' votes finds Dr. Aliza Bloch has defeated incumbent mayor Moshe Abutbul and will be the city's first female mayor.Ben Ariel, 11/1/2018, 3:27 AM

Haifa elects first woman mayor

Einat Kalisch-Rotem defeats incumbent mayor Yona Yahav to become the first woman mayor of Haifa, with 55 percent of the vote.JTA, 10/31/2018, 6:20 PM

Ousted Nahariya Mayor slams voters as 'ingrates'

Jackie Sabag defeated by huge margin in Nahariya mayoral contest: 'Thirty years later, I've realized most Nahariya residents are ingrates.'Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2018, 12:09 PM

Beit Shemesh mayoral race close as soldiers' votes counted

Haredi Mayor Moshe Abutbul leads by only 251 votes to Dr. Aliza Bloch; soldiers' votes not yet counted.Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2018, 11:49 AM

Yisrael Gantz wins Binyamin Regional Council race

Deputy head of Benjamin Regional Council will take over from Avi Roeh after defeating Shilo Adler; Gush Etzion to vote in second round.Yoni Kempinski, 10/31/2018, 10:51 AM

Efrat's incumbent Revivi maintains leadership

Initial count indicates Ravivi win with challenging lists represented; final results after soldier vote count.Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2018, 9:57 AM

Jerusalem mayoral election headed for runoff

After 80% of the votes in Jerusalem counted, Moshe Lion and Ofer Berkovitch each receive 30%.Elad Benari, 10/31/2018, 8:45 AM

Elkin: A fascinating journey, I have no regrets

Likud Minister responds after his loss in the elections for mayor of Jerusalem.Ido Ben Porat, 10/31/2018, 4:07 AM

Huldai wins in Tel Aviv: I'm going back to work

Incumbent Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai wins 45% of the vote in the city. His deputy Asaf Zamir won 35%.Yoni Kempinski, 10/31/2018, 3:05 AM

'I will lead Jerusalem to a new era'

Jerusalem mayoral candidate Ofer Berkovitch celebrates his advancing to a runoff against Moshe Lion.Hezki Baruch, 10/31/2018, 2:38 AM

Ballot boxes closed, counting in full swing

11 thousand ballot boxes in 251 municipalities throughout Israel closed. Voter participation stands at 55%, a 10% increase from the 2013 eleEzra Sanders, 10/30/2018, 10:32 PM

6,653,808 Israelis to vote in local elections

11,000 polling stations throughout the country will open at 7:00 a.m. Voters will be able to exercise their right to vote until 10:00 p.m.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2018, 6:37 AM

Meet the candidates in Efrat - Judea's English-speaking city

Arutz Sheva asks mayoral candidates, parties what sets them apart, what kind of community they will leave our children, and a word to Olim.Mordechai Sones, 10/25/2018, 3:41 PM

Jerusalem: Religious, secular, support candidate Moshe Lion

New poll shows non-haredi residents of Jerusalem believe Moshe Lion to be best candidate for mayor.Ido Ben Porat, 6/22/2018, 11:00 AM

Beit Shemesh Mayoral Candidate Promises Democracy at Conference

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

‘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

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

Beit Shemesh Mayor Files Incitement Complaint

Moshe Abutbul insists that 'words can kill,' asks for Beit Shemesh residents to show mutual respect and restraint during fraud proceedings.Tova Dvorin, 12/17/2013, 11:12 AM

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

Jewish Home to Open More Municipal Branches

In party-wide meetings after success in municipal elections, Jewish Home decides to expand.Tova Dvorin, 11/20/2013, 10:16 PM

Kabbalist Rabbi Arrested in Extortion Case

Rabbi and mobster both accused of extortion in Netivot elections. Rabbi claims innocence. Lawyer, ‘He just gave blessings.’Maayana Miskin, 11/10/2013, 5:53 PM

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

Beit Shemesh: Demonstration Called Against Mayor Abutbul

Tensions continue to rise in Beit Shemesh after allegations of corruption in municipal election results; major protest set for Tuesday.Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2013, 6:05 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

Bennett: United we Stood, Divided we Fell

Bayit Yehudi head says party’s successes and failures in local elections are a lesson to the Religious Zionist community.Maayana Miskin, 10/24/2013, 1:29 PM

Renewed Calls to Split Beit Shemesh

City elections spark fresh calls to split religiously diverse city in two. Government to consider the proposal.Maayana Miskin, 10/24/2013, 9:41 AM

The Deal that Saved Barkat

Barkat reportedly convinced hareidi candidate to stay in the race, drawing votes from Leon.Maayana Miskin, 10/24/2013, 8:31 AM

Mayor: '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

Saar: 'State Must Find Ways to Increase Election Participation'

Interior Minister says he may even bring back a vacation day to bump up turnout for municipal electionsAdam Ross, 10/23/2013, 12:34 PM

2 Mandates for King and Shkedi, 1 for Bayit Yehudi

Moshe Lion's Likud Beyteinu wins one seat in Jerusalem; defeated mayoral candidate yet to announce if he will enter council.Adam Ross, 10/23/2013, 10:43 AM

Police: Elections Relatively Quiet

Only one serious incident of apparent fraud took place, in Beit Shemesh, and 8 suspects were arrested.Gil Ronen, 10/23/2013, 8:41 AM

Bayit Yehudi Victorious in Municipal Elections

"We are Israel's social party", says Bennett after two Bayit Yehudi candidates win mayoral posts in the periphery.Arutz Sheva, 10/23/2013, 5:14 AM

Lion: My Intentions Were Sincere and True

Moshe Lion, who ran for mayor Jerusalem and lost, thanked MK Lieberman for his support.Elad Benari, 10/23/2013, 4:43 AM

Barkat Re-elected in Jerusalem

Despite a relatively low voter turnout, preliminary results show that the mayors of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa have been re-elected.Elad Benari and Adam Ross, 10/23/2013, 4:08 AM

Photo Essay: Municipal Elections in Jerusalem

Unity amid pressure as Jerusalem votes.Ben Bresky, 10/23/2013, 2:13 AM

Candidates Wait for Results, Close Races Expected

Votes being counted across the country. Huldai, Barkat worried over low turnout. Exit poll shows Yahav victory in Haifa.Maayana Miskin, 10/22/2013, 11:01 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

Polling Stations Close, Counting Begins

Voter turn out recorded at 42.63% across the country for municipal elections,Maayana Miskin & Adam Ross, 10/22/2013, 6:57 PM

Local Elections Throughout the Holy Land Today

Polling booths opened at 7:00 AM, will remain open until 10:00 PM.Gil Ronen, 10/22/2013, 8:42 AM

Council Elections: Rabbi Auerbach Gets Threatening Note

Note left on Rabbi's car demanding he close list running against mainstream hareidi party in municipal elections.Adam Ross, 10/21/2013, 2:36 PM

Hareidi Parties, Bayit Yehudi Unite in Tel Aviv

Religious parties manage rare cross-spectrum unity in Tel Aviv as hareidi-religious, Zionists join for city council race.Maayana Miskin, 10/18/2013, 9:06 AM

Mayor Nir Barkat's Ambitious Vision for Jerusalem's Future

Nir Barkat tells of his vivid memories packing sandbags just before the Six Day War; says that experience built his vision for the future.Ben Bresky and Ari Soffer, 10/14/2013, 10:18 AM

Candidate Arieh King Wants More Jews to Move to E. Jersualem

"Yes, Arabs will benefit," says candidate Arieh King, "but it doesn't matter as long as we invest and keep our city united."Ben Bresky, 10/6/2013, 3:17 AM

Jerusalem Mayoral Candidates to Address English Speakers

Big tourist events or city services? Are they mutually exclusive? Barkat & Leon to address English-speaking audiences about J'slem's future.Ben Bresky, 9/27/2013, 12:29 PM

Jewish Home Party Split in Race for Jerusalem

Local Bayit Yehudi branch, national list, each stick to their own candidates.Maayana Miskin, 9/15/2013, 3:17 PM

Threats End Hareidi Woman's Jewish Home Candidacy

Candidate Racheli Ivenboim says she faced threats her children would be forced out of school. 'Time for the hareidi community to decide.'Maayana Miskin and Ben Bresky, 9/3/2013, 3:51 PM

Hareidi Woman from Mea Shearim on Jewish Home List

28-year-old activist from hareidi enclave is third on the Jewish Home list in Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 8/29/2013, 10:42 PM

Candidate: Want to Vote? Remove Your Burqa

A Jewish candidate in the Jerusalem city elections calls to require Muslim women to show their faces. ‘Burqas are used for vote fraud.’Maayana Miskin, 8/29/2013, 4:38 PM

‘Last Chance for Beit Shemesh’

Naftali Bennett warns that Beit Shemesh city elections could be the city's 'last chance.'Maayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 11:48 AM

Saar: Don't Vote for 'Female Challenged' Parties

Interior Minister Gideon Saar urged Israelis not to vote for parties that were not running women in upcoming municipal electionsDavid Lev, 7/22/2013, 7:03 PM