Senior Beit Shemesh officials detained in probe

Police raid Beit Shemesh city hall, arrest 10 over bribery suspicions.Tzvi Lev, 5/6/2018, 8:20 AM

Beit Shemesh mother to be charged with murder in baby's death

Woman who claimed 'voice from heaven' told her to hold her baby son underwater in hotel Jacuzzi to be charged with murder.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2018, 2:10 PM

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

Degel Hatorah wing of haredi UTJ party says rumors it will challenge Bet Shemesh's mayor are unfounded, matter is still undecided.Tzvi Lev, 4/22/2018, 7:50 AM

Haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh?

Sephardic Shas party anxiously awaits decision by UTJ counterparts whether to run own candidate for Beit Shemesh mayoral elections.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 4:54 PM

Haredim attack haredi Knesset Member Meir Porush

Dozens of haredim attack Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush as he exits morning prayers in Beit Shemesh.Mordechai Sones, 4/4/2018, 3:15 PM

A heartbreaking funeral

Father of child run over by bus says, 'I didn't know I was taking you to the heavenly yeshiva.'Uzi Baruch, 1/19/2018, 11:22 AM

6-year-old boy killed in Beit Shemesh after being hit by bus

Medics confirm death of boy tragically run over by bus this morning in Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2018, 9:33 AM

Haredi stone-thrower arrested for attack on IDF soldier

Anti-draft extremist arrested in Beit Shemesh after stone-throwing attack causes IDF soldier to crash, injuring him.David Rosenberg, 1/8/2018, 10:28 PM

12 arrested in fake yeshiva mega-fraud case

Beit Shemesh suspects create fake yeshiva with fake students to take government money.Gary Willig, 12/27/2017, 3:48 PM

Haredi extremists protest Knesset committee tour

Knesset Committee on the Status of Women tours Beit Shemesh neighborhood where extremists refuse to obey court order to remove modesty signsArutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2017, 5:16 PM

Students unearth 1,500-year-old church and monastery

Monastery may have served as center for pilgrimages, expert says.Reut Hadar, 12/20/2017, 9:44 AM

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh

4-year-old falls to death from Beit Shemesh balcony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2017, 6:14 PM

Beit Shemesh attempts to remove 'modesty' signs

For the second time in a week, Beit Shemesh's municipality removes 'modesty' signs, only to find them immediately replaced.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2017, 11:02 AM

Beit Shemesh removes modesty signs

Beit Shemesh municipality removes 'modesty' signs, extremists immediately work to replace them.Michal Levi, 12/11/2017, 3:21 PM

Supreme Court: City must remove 'modesty' signs

Supreme Court orders Beit Shemesh to remove signs demanding women dress modestly.JTA, 12/6/2017, 8:29 AM

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh: Child saved by EMTs dies

Child who lost consciousness in Beit Shemesh kindergarten was resuscitated by EMTs - only to lose consciousness again and die at hospital.David Rosenberg, 11/2/2017, 10:17 PM

School bus monitor who ejected child as punishment fired

Police investigate school bus escort who punished 6-year-old boy refusing to wear seat belt by ejecting him from bus.Mordechai Sones, 9/11/2017, 6:26 PM

Beit Shemesh girl hospitalized after choking on hammock string

Girl in serious condition after choking at Beit Shemesh kindergarten.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2017, 2:09 PM

Five-year-old told to leave school bus, stand on road alone

Bus chaperone orders driver to let haredi boy off on the side of the road, because he is 'making problems.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2017, 2:49 PM

Baby forgotten in Beit Shemesh bank

Bank manager discovers baby abandoned by his parents.Reut Hadar, 7/20/2017, 10:24 PM

Radicals trap Beit Shemesh family over kids' 'immodest' clothes

'We woke up to an absolute nightmare.' Family finds themselves trapped inside apartment after vandals destroy front door lock.David Rosenberg, 7/17/2017, 2:50 PM

Beit Shemesh rabbis back shooting of stray dogs

Beit Shemesh rabbis come out in support of municipality's program to shoot dangerous stray dogs roaming the streets at night.Michal Levy, 7/13/2017, 5:49 PM

'Human life is more important'

Agriculture Minister responds to uproar from animal rights activists on Ministry decision to shoot stray dogs plaguing city of Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 9:38 AM

Haredi teacher, principal, abuse 12-year-old girl

Special ed student suffers trauma after principal warns not to leave classroom for five hours. Haredi Board: No proof this ever happened.Chana Roberts, 6/29/2017, 11:11 AM

Beit Shemesh: Policemen termed 'dead men' by haredi zealots

Police are investigating who is behind posters hung in Beit Shemesh urging a protest against 27 haredi policemen, termed "dead persons.'Michal Levy, 5/3/2017, 7:39 PM

Haredi boy dies after elevator accident

10-year-old haredi boy dies in hospital after suffocating in an elevator in Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/7/2017, 9:47 PM

Beit Shemesh to double in size

Netanyahu praises building in Beit Shemesh, says city will be model of haredi-secular integration and cooperation.Haim Lev, 4/3/2017, 3:06 PM

Police find 'hit-and-run' driver

Police arrest Beit Shemesh resident for Saturday's hit-and-run.Uzi Baruch, 4/3/2017, 9:57 AM

Students unearth 2000-year old Jewish town to fund Poland trip

Students at Jerusalem's Boyar High School participate in archaeological excavations to help fund their trip to Poland's concentration camps.Orly Harari, 3/27/2017, 10:11 AM

Beit Shemesh man indicted for sexually assaulting 11-year old

Suspect allegedly paid young victim 20 shekels to keep quiet after twice sexually assaulting him next to synagogue.David Rosenberg, 3/24/2017, 8:10 AM

Campaign to build Israeli baseball stadium takes off

JNF campaign to baseball stadium in Beit Shemesh receivess boost following Israeli team's surprising performance in World Baseball Classic.JTA, 3/21/2017, 3:46 PM

Haredi leader blasts extremists, issues synagogue ban

'This place is open to all Jews. Those who try to ruin it can never be forgiven and are banned from our synagogue.'Michal Levy, 3/14/2017, 7:35 PM

He read Megilla, got drunk, and started attacking people

Police arrest Beit Shemesh man after he gets drunk, starts attacking people.Ido Ben Porat, 3/12/2017, 6:14 PM

Five-year old found wandering streets alone

Child walked out of babysitter's residence, discovered by passerby on streets of Beit Shemesh.Ido Ben Porat, 12/23/2016, 8:52 AM

Protesters attempt to block bus routes in Beit Shemesh

Protesters in Beit Shemesh attempt to block bus routes after decision to run buses without separation of men and womenGary Willig, 12/18/2016, 6:57 PM

Town near Jerusalem evacuated as fires continue to rage

Fire near Beit Shemesh forces evacuation of Moshav Beit Meir. Firefighters continue to fight the fires across Israel.Elad Benari, 11/25/2016, 6:03 AM

'While she was giving birth, he was molesting young girls'

Beit Shemesh man allegedly molests young girls who came to help clean the house while his wife was in the hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2016, 10:43 PM

8 indicted for Beit Shemesh voting fraud

8 charged with voter fraud in 2013 Beit Shemesh elections. The accused impersonated others to vote for haredi candidate Moshe Abutbul.Orli Harari, 9/21/2016, 3:34 PM

Uproar in Beit Shemesh after neighbor assaults teenage girl

Beit Shemesh man arrested after sneaking into neighboring apartment, assaulting teenage girl.David Rosenberg, 8/24/2016, 6:34 PM

Suspect arrested for sexually assaulting minors on buses

Police arrest haredi man in his 30s on suspicion of repeatedly molesting young boys on bus from Beit-Shemesh to Jerusalem.Shai Landesman, 7/7/2016, 12:38 PM

Outrage at video showing police beating haredi man

Probe ordered into Beit Shemesh incident of possible police brutality against a haredi man - all because of a parking ticket.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2016, 11:10 AM

15 people rescued from Beit Shemesh fire

Ten children and five adults were rescued after being trapped inside a burning building.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 9:51 AM

Man shouts at, threatens 'immodest' girls

Haredi man in Beit Shemesh arrested for verbally assaulting 15-year-olds, making them cry and flee in panic.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/27/2016, 9:08 AM

Beit Shemesh backs soldier who killed wounded terrorist

Beit Shemesh municipality announces demonstration in support of the soldier who shot a neutralized terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2016, 11:19 AM

Terror Alert in Beit Shemesh area

Warning of terrorist planning to carry out attack on target in Beit Shemesh area. Police tell citizens to report anything suspicious.Haim Lev, 1/10/2016, 3:10 PM

Supreme Court rules: Partial autopsy for haredi baby

Supreme Court rules a partial autopsy and quick burial for body of four-month-old baby from Beit Shemesh.Haim Lev, 1/7/2016, 11:45 PM

Haredim riot as court and family fight over autopsy for baby

As haredim take to Jerusalem street, family of 4-month-old baby believed shaken to death by nanny appeals to High Court over post mortem.Cynthia Blank, 1/7/2016, 2:32 PM

Eight year-old makes fascinating historic archaeological find

IAA notes find confirms existence of large city near Beit Shemesh during First Temple era.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/25/2015, 10:30 AM

Beit Shemesh: 'Terrorists walk among us'

Residents speak about fear gripping city in wake of attack, given presence of hundreds of Arab workers - tomorrow's potential attackers.Chaim Lev, 10/22/2015, 9:08 PM

Beit Shemesh ex-MK: Employing illegals aids terrorism

In response to morning's attack, Dov Lipman calls to stop hiring illegal workers, noting some 'sleep in construction sites overnight.'Ari Yashar, 10/22/2015, 5:35 PM

Beit Shemesh terrorists wore Hamas shirts during attack

Both terrorists wore t-shirts bearing symbol of Hamas' armed military wing; at least one of them was known Hamas member.Kobi Finkler, 10/22/2015, 12:06 PM

Terrorists 'had many chances to enter buses' and kill Jews

Beit Shemesh resident calls it a 'big miracle' that two Arab terrorists only injured one person in attack on Thursday morning.Yoni Kempinski, 10/22/2015, 11:30 AM

Rescue worker describes 'Miracle' during Beit Shemesh attack

Yehuda Dezhichovsky, head of Hatzalah rescue service in Beit Shemesh, tells Arutz Sheva the town experienced a 'miracle.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2015, 11:04 AM

One injured in stabbing in Beit Shemesh

Haredi youth injured in stabbing attack in Beit Shemesh; two terrorists neutralized.Cynthia Blank, 10/22/2015, 9:16 AM

Child Found in Hot Car Passes Away

One of two children who were found in a hot car near Beit Shemesh passes away in hospital. Second remains in serious condition.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/25/2015, 8:19 PM

Two Children in Serious Condition After Being Left in Hot Car

3 and 5 year-old boys in critical and serious condition after being found in a car outside Beit Shemesh.Orly Harari, 9/25/2015, 4:29 PM

Viral Post Brings 100 People to Holocaust Survivor's Funeral

Facebook post brings hundreds to funeral of 93 year-old buried in Beit Shemesh.Tova Dvorin, 6/10/2015, 10:11 PM