Beit Shemesh Mayor Files Incitement ComplaintMoshe Abutbul insists that 'words can kill,' asks for Beit Shemesh residents to show mutual respect and restraint during fraud proceedings.
Lawyer: No to Reelections Based on RumorsLawyer for Abutbul questions legality of proposed reelections in Beit Shemesh.
First Hearings Begin in Beit Shemesh Election CaseMayor Moshe Abutbul declares victory before walking into courtroom; prosecution admits 'fraudulent tactics' but not specific involvement.
A-G Appeals Beit Shemesh ElectionAttorney General cites police findings that elections were suspect. Candidate who lost has also filed appeal.
Jewish Home to Open More Municipal BranchesIn party-wide meetings after success in municipal elections, Jewish Home decides to expand.
Kabbalist Rabbi Arrested in Extortion CaseRabbi and mobster both accused of extortion in Netivot elections. Rabbi claims innocence. Lawyer, ‘He just gave blessings.’
Thousands Call to Redo Beit Shemesh VoteThousands call to redo city elections in Beit Shemesh as reports of fraud continue.
Beit Shemesh: Demonstration Called Against Mayor AbutbulTensions continue to rise in Beit Shemesh after allegations of corruption in municipal election results; major protest set for Tuesday.
Abutbul Slams ‘Childish’ OpponentsBeit Shemesh mayor rejects charges he 'stole the vote,' and slams calls to split city.
Bennett: United we Stood, Divided we FellBayit Yehudi head says party’s successes and failures in local elections are a lesson to the Religious Zionist community.
Renewed Calls to Split Beit ShemeshCity elections spark fresh calls to split religiously diverse city in two. Government to consider the proposal.
The Deal that Saved BarkatBarkat reportedly convinced hareidi candidate to stay in the race, drawing votes from Leon.
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."
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 elections
2 Mandates for King and Shkedi, 1 for Bayit YehudiMoshe Lion's Likud Beyteinu wins one seat in Jerusalem; defeated mayoral candidate yet to announce if he will enter council.
Police: Elections Relatively QuietOnly one serious incident of apparent fraud took place, in Beit Shemesh, and 8 suspects were arrested.
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.
Lion: My Intentions Were Sincere and TrueMoshe Lion, who ran for mayor Jerusalem and lost, thanked MK Lieberman for his support.
Barkat Re-elected in JerusalemDespite a relatively low voter turnout, preliminary results show that the mayors of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa have been re-elected.
Photo Essay: Municipal Elections in JerusalemUnity amid pressure as Jerusalem votes.
Candidates Wait for Results, Close Races ExpectedVotes being counted across the country. Huldai, Barkat worried over low turnout. Exit poll shows Yahav victory in Haifa.
Extremism an Issue in Beit Shemesh RaceBeit Shemesh mayor recalls his accomplishments, but some residents say he’s to blame for continuing religious extremism.
Polling Stations Close, Counting BeginsVoter turn out recorded at 42.63% across the country for municipal elections,
Local Elections Throughout the Holy Land TodayPolling booths opened at 7:00 AM, will remain open until 10:00 PM.
Council Elections: Rabbi Auerbach Gets Threatening NoteNote left on Rabbi's car demanding he close list running against mainstream hareidi party in municipal elections.
Hareidi Parties, Bayit Yehudi Unite in Tel AvivReligious parties manage rare cross-spectrum unity in Tel Aviv as hareidi-religious, Zionists join for city council race.
Mayor Nir Barkat's Ambitious Vision for Jerusalem's FutureNir Barkat tells of his vivid memories packing sandbags just before the Six Day War; says that experience built his vision for the future.
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."
Jerusalem Mayoral Candidates to Address English SpeakersBig tourist events or city services? Are they mutually exclusive? Barkat & Leon to address English-speaking audiences about J'slem's future.
Jewish Home Party Split in Race for JerusalemLocal Bayit Yehudi branch, national list, each stick to their own candidates.
Threats End Hareidi Woman's Jewish Home CandidacyCandidate Racheli Ivenboim says she faced threats her children would be forced out of school. 'Time for the hareidi community to decide.'
Hareidi Woman from Mea Shearim on Jewish Home List28-year-old activist from hareidi enclave is third on the Jewish Home list in Jerusalem.
Candidate: Want to Vote? Remove Your BurqaA Jewish candidate in the Jerusalem city elections calls to require Muslim women to show their faces. ‘Burqas are used for vote fraud.’
‘Last Chance for Beit Shemesh’Naftali Bennett warns that Beit Shemesh city elections could be the city's 'last chance.'
Saar: Don't Vote for 'Female Challenged' PartiesInterior Minister Gideon Saar urged Israelis not to vote for parties that were not running women in upcoming municipal elections