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Bayit Yehudi Demands New Beit Shemesh Vote

In letter to A-G, faction head Shaked says “a system has been discovered, a mechanism of forgery was exposed.”Gil Ronen, 10/31/2013, 3:57 PM

Gafni: Demand for New Beit Shemesh Vote Unfair

MK Gafni says pressure for a recount or repeat of Beit Shemesh elections is “anti-democratic," wouldn't happen if mayor wasn't hareidi.David Lev, 10/31/2013, 11:29 AM

Activist: Action Likely on Beit Shemesh Election

There is an good chance the Interior Ministry will order a recount or a repeat of elections in Beit Shemesh, local activist believes.David Lev, 10/31/2013, 9:37 AM

Lipman: Beit Shemesh Must Redo Municipal Elections

MK Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid), a Beit Shemesh resident, believes that the issue is not anti-hareidi but a matter of truth and lies.Tova Dvorin, 10/30/2013, 10:29 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

Beit Shemesh Vote: Last Word has Not Been Said

Following numerous reports of forged ID cards, Zionist residents take to the streets to protest the "hareidi hold on the city."Adam Ross, 10/24/2013, 9:23 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

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

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

The Holy War: Beit Shemesh Elections

The contest has become a holy war that leaves residents high and dry. Religious hatred dominates, replacing any political discourse.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 10/17/2013, 9:51 AM

Arab Security Guards Beat Demonstrators

Arab security guards were arrested at the controversial construction site for violently beating Hareidi protesters.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/9/2013, 7:27 PM

Christian Monastery Firebombed in Hate Crime

Police say the Beit Jimal Monastery near Beit Shemesh was vandalized with graffiti and damaged by Molotov cocktail thrown at its exterior.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/21/2013, 3:48 PM

MK Lipman Condemns Beit Shemesh 'Extremism'

MK slams violence by hareidi extremists: "We can't allow concern for the dead to come at the expense of the welfare of those who are alive."Ari Soffer, 8/13/2013, 4:16 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

The Poll in Beit Shemesh: About the Candidates

There is a poll being taken in the city. This writer tries to be fair, but it is obvious whose side he is on. Shlomo Walfish, 8/8/2013, 7:01 PM

Huge Fire near Beit Shemesh

19 crews fight large fire in Britannia Park outside Beit Shemesh.Maayana Miskin, 7/31/2013, 7:37 PM

Hareidi Extremists Riot Over Bus Segregation

Rioting began when several women refused to move to the back of a bus. Mayoral candidate: "we must end violence by extremists"Chana Ya'ar, 7/31/2013, 3:37 PM

Beit Shemesh: Activist Leaves after Mikveh Spat

Hadassah Margolese's daughter stood at the center of the hareidi-vs.-secular flap in the city in 2011.Gil Ronen, 7/29/2013, 12:11 PM

King David's 'Suburban Palace' Been Found?

Three unique buildings have been unearthed by archaeologists - and one of them may have been a palace used by King David himselfDavid Lev, 7/18/2013, 11:34 AM

Arabs Attack Home in Beit Shemesh

A Beit Shemesh family was forced to cower as Arabs attacked their home with rocks. It's just the tip of the iceberg, a resident saidDavid Lev, 6/16/2013, 7:33 PM

Road 38 to Beit Shemesh to be Widened to 4 Lanes

Expansion of the road gives the green light to construction of 20,000 new homes in the city, the Housing Cabinet saidDavid Lev, 6/6/2013, 12:02 PM

‘Sad Story’ of Hareidi Family Arrested in Jordan

Beit Shemesh family may have entered Jordan intentionally in an attempt to smuggle children to Canadian cult.Maayana Miskin, 5/28/2013, 11:56 AM

Beit Shemesh Family Arrested in Jordan

Eight members of a hareidi family from Beit Shemesh were arrested late Wednesday – in Jordan – after they crossed the border from IsraelDavid Lev, 5/23/2013, 11:51 AM

Beit Shemesh Women Sue over ‘Modesty’ Coercion

Religious Jewish women sue the city of Beit Shemesh for failing to stop ‘modesty’ pressure, attacks by extremists.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2013, 8:36 AM

US Ambassador Meets with Beit Shemesh Community

Ambassador Dan Shapiro was presented with artwork by a leading artist, an American olehScott Krane, 10/16/2012, 10:17 PM

Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Beit Shemesh

More than a dozen firefighting crews were called Monday to battle a forest fire south of the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh. Chana Ya'ar, 8/20/2012, 8:40 PM

Music Video Calls for Aliyah

"Whether we are learning in yeshiva or fighting in the army, we're all in this together and everyone has a role to play," says Rivka David. Ben Bresky, 2/18/2012, 8:00 PM

Maryland County May Dump Beit Shemesh Twin

Montgomery County, Maryland, is apparently seeking to get out of a “sister city” deal with Beit Shemesh because of the recent unrest there.David Lev, 2/12/2012, 6:14 PM

Photos: Women of Beit Shemesh hold Protest Dance

In wake of recent tension in Beit Shemesh, more than 200 local women and girls, most of them religious, held a giant flash mob dance.Yoni Kempinski, 1/8/2012, 8:49 AM

Attorney General to Deal with Exclusion of Women

Attorney General establishes team that will formulate recommendations regarding the exclusion of women.Elad Benari, 12/30/2011, 3:15 AM

Haredi Extremists Riot in Beit Shemesh

Three rioters arrested after hundreds threw rocks at police and set trash cans on fire.Gil Ronen, 12/29/2011, 10:16 PM

Beit Shemesh Protest Airs Hareidi, Secular Divide

Hundreds protested in Beit Shemesh against the violence of a small group of hareidi extremists, but the issues go beyond that. Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 12/29/2011, 12:13 AM

Police Preparing for Trouble in Beit Shemesh Rally

Police are ready for more trouble in Beit Shemesh, as thousands are set to gather for a major anti-Hareidi rally.David Lev, 12/27/2011, 9:17 AM

Dealing with the Beit Shemesh Extremists

Beit Shemesh parents: Extremists' actions cause our children to feel negative about an entire sector in Israel.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 12/26/2011, 12:20 PM

'I Saw Kristine Being Murdered'

Three Arabs charged with the murder of a tourist and the attempted murder of her friend, who survived to give witness.Gil Ronen, 9/18/2011, 8:17 PM

Terror Victim to be Buried in US

Christian missionary Kristine Luken, who was murdered in an Arab terrorist attack Saturday, will be buried in the United States.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/21/2010, 8:24 PM

Eida Chareidis Plans 'Burka Ban'

One of the most stringent hareidi-religious rabbinic councils in Israel is preparing to ban the burka, or full-body covering and face veil.Chana Ya'ar, 8/5/2010, 12:52 PM

Beit Shemesh is Ground Zero for Deri vs. Bennett

A local election should be about local issues, but this one is shaping up as a national power struggle.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 8/27/2013, 4:20 PM