Interior Minister Opens Investigation into Ashkelon MayorGilad Erdan warns decision to lay-off Arab workers as 'security precaution' discriminatory, could further tensions.
Left Outraged as Ashkelon Mayor Nixes Arab EmployeesAmid security concerns, Askelon mayor Itamar Shimoni asks that Arab employees temporarily stop working in schools. Leftists angry.
Ministers to Approve Massive Budget Cuts to Fund Gaza Operation1.9 billion shekel cut will hit education hardest; Ashkelon mayor incensed over 'disgrace' as his city not among initial aid recipients.
Gaza Belt Community Leaders Tell Residents Not to Return'Maybe in Jerusalem there's a ceasefire, not here,' says head of Eshkol council; Ashkelon mayor calls ceasefire 'submission to terror.'
Ashkelon: Schools Exposed to High Radiation EvacuatedAshkelon mayor evacuates certain classrooms exposed to high radiation, citing student health; students relocated to community center.