'We didn't hear shouts from the house; it was completely quiet'

Children who perished in Beitar Illit fire to be buried this morning: 'We tore bars with our hands and entered apartment.'Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2018, 9:39 AM

Big Brother comes to Beitar Illit

Dozens of security cameras were deployed in the last few days in Beitar Illit. Mayor: "Part of move to increase residents' security."Mordechai Sones, 7/29/2018, 12:53 PM

Betar Illit sees plunging youth dropout rate

Education Ministry Youth and Welfare Department directors' tour reveals shrinking dropout phenomenon in city education system.Mordechai Sones, 6/10/2018, 12:49 PM

Haredi children connect to memory of IDF fallen

Rabbi Menachem Bombach teaches children in haredi Betar Illit of IDF fallen soldiers and obligation to remember and honor.Mordechai Sones, 4/18/2018, 2:09 PM

'I'll throw a chair at you, you Arab'

Four Beitar Illit residents attack doctor at health clinic who refused them medical treatment because they were not members of health fund.Mordechai Sones, 12/19/2017, 4:57 PM

'Extend sovereignty over Beitar Illit'

Mayor of Betar Illit demands haredi parties amend sovereignty law to include Beitar Illit as well as Maaleh Adumim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2017, 8:41 PM

Netanyahu: I will allow 'massive building for haredim'

Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would not discriminate against haredi towns in Judea and Samaria and would allow 'massive building.'Michal Levy, 1/26/2017, 1:00 PM

Senior Likud minister calls to annex major Yesha blocs

MK Yisrael Katz calls on the government to annex not only Ma'ale Adumim but also Gush Etzion and Beitar Illit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2016, 2:56 PM

Days After Murder, Another Israeli Wounded in Rock Attack

Even as Netanyahu promises increased deterrence, Arab terrorists nearly murder another Israeli motorist just southwest of capital.Ari Yashar, 9/16/2015, 1:23 PM

I Saw Them and Thought: 'Oh No, I'm in Trouble'

Riva Schertzman says she's lucky to be alive after she was ambushed by an Arab mob near Betar; 'I just covered my head and drove.'Ari Soffer, 11/2/2014, 4:14 PM