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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 Protest 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

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: 'Must 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

Elections: Rav 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

Exclusive Interview with Jerusalem's Mayor

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: Investing in E. Jerusalem Good for Jews

"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

J'lem Mayor 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