A-G Urges Rejection of Beit Shemesh AppealAttorney General calls to reject appeals against new elections. Weinstein: Appeal argues facts – not legal precedent.
Rabbi: Hareidi Fraud Stems from ‘Exile Mentality’Rabbi: elections fraud stems from ‘exile mentality’ imported to Israel; hareidi leaders should focus on fighting it.
Shas's Mayor to Appeal Beit Shemesh VerdictZionist politicians are happy with decision to hold new elections, but hareidi parties say the court surrendered to media pressure.
Court Rules: New Elections in Beit ShemeshBeit Shemesh will vote again following alleged fraud in city elections; MK, Dept. Defense Minister praise decision.
MK: Beit Shemesh Case reveals Anti-Hareidi BiasHareidi MK Menachem Moses slams calls to redo Beit Shemesh vote. ‘They’re only saying it because the mayor is a hareidi.’
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.
Beit Shemesh Girls Seek Unity on HannukahSpreading the light of Hanukkah: Girls use festival to spread goodwill, unity in divided city; Haifa girls honor fallen hero.
Hareidi MKs Upset at ‘Political’ Call for Beit Shemesh RevoteHareidi MKs accuse A-G Weinstein of choosing politics over democracy. ‘If it had been the other way around, he wouldn’t be doing this.’
A-G Appeals Beit Shemesh ElectionAttorney General cites police findings that elections were suspect. Candidate who lost has also filed appeal.
Gays in Beit Shemesh Tell Mayor: We ExistGroups plan protest following mayor’s ‘no gays here’ statement. Rally could stoke already heightened tensions amid voter fraud scandal.
Bayit Yehudi Demands New Beit Shemesh VoteIn letter to A-G, faction head Shaked says “a system has been discovered, a mechanism of forgery was exposed.”
MK Claims Anti-Hareidi Bias Over Calls for Election RecountMK Gafni says pressure for a recount or repeat of Beit Shemesh elections is “anti-democratic," wouldn't happen if mayor wasn't hareidi.
Activist: Action Likely on Beit Shemesh Election ResultsThere is an good chance the Interior Ministry will order a recount or a repeat of elections in Beit Shemesh, local activist believes.
MK Dov Lipman: Beit Shemesh Must Redo Municipal ElectionsMK Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid), a Beit Shemesh resident, believes that the issue is not anti-hareidi but a matter of truth and lies.
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.
Beit Shemesh Vote: Last Word has Not Been SaidFollowing numerous reports of forged ID cards, Zionist residents take to the streets to protest the "hareidi hold on the city."
Renewed Calls to Split Beit ShemeshCity elections spark fresh calls to split religiously diverse city in two. Government to consider the proposal.
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."
Extremism an Issue in Beit Shemesh RaceBeit Shemesh mayor recalls his accomplishments, but some residents say he’s to blame for continuing religious extremism.
The Holy War: Beit Shemesh ElectionsThe contest has become a holy war that leaves residents high and dry. Religious hatred dominates, replacing any political discourse.
Beit Shemesh: Arab Security Guards Beat DemonstratorsArab security guards were arrested at the controversial construction site for violently beating Hareidi protesters.
Beit Jimal Monastery Firebombed in Suspected Hate CrimePolice say the Beit Jimal Monastery near Beit Shemesh was vandalized with graffiti and damaged by Molotov cocktail thrown at its exterior.
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."
‘Last Chance for Beit Shemesh’Naftali Bennett warns that Beit Shemesh city elections could be the city's 'last chance.'
The Poll in Beit Shemesh: About the CandidatesThere is a poll being taken in the city. This writer tries to be fair, but it is obvious whose side he is on.
Huge Fire near Beit Shemesh19 crews fight large fire in Britannia Park outside Beit Shemesh.
Beit Shemesh: Hareidi Extremists Riot Over Bus SegregationRioting began when several women refused to move to the back of a bus. Mayoral candidate: "we must end violence by extremists"
Beit Shemesh: Activist Leaves after Mikveh ControversyHadassah Margolese's daughter stood at the center of the hareidi-vs.-secular flap in the city in 2011.
Did Archaeologists Find King David's 'Suburban Palace?'Three unique buildings have been unearthed by archaeologists - and one of them may have been a palace used by King David himself
Arabs Attack Home in Beit Shemesh, Part of Ongoing HarassmentA Beit Shemesh family was forced to cower as Arabs attacked their home with rocks. It's just the tip of the iceberg, a resident said
Road 38 to Beit Shemesh to be Expanded; 20,000 Homes to be BuiltExpansion of the road gives the green light to construction of 20,000 new homes in the city, the Housing Cabinet said
‘Sad Story’ of Hareidi Family Arrested in JordanBeit Shemesh family may have entered Jordan intentionally in an attempt to smuggle children to Canadian cult.
Beit Shemesh Family Arrested in JordanEight members of a hareidi family from Beit Shemesh were arrested late Wednesday – in Jordan – after they crossed the border from Israel
Beit Shemesh Women Sue over ‘Modesty’ CoercionReligious Jewish women sue the city of Beit Shemesh for failing to stop ‘modesty’ pressure, attacks by extremists.
US Ambassador Meets with American Community in Beit ShemeshAmbassador Dan Shapiro was presented with artwork by a leading artist, an American oleh
Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Beit ShemeshMore than a dozen firefighting crews were called Monday to battle a forest fire south of the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh.
New Music Video Calls for Aliyah to Israel"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.
Maryland County May Dump Beit Shemesh as 'Sister City'Montgomery County, Maryland, is apparently seeking to get out of a “sister city” deal with Beit Shemesh because of the recent unrest there.
Photo Essay: Beit Shemesh Women Protest with Flash Mob DanceIn wake of recent tension in Beit Shemesh, more than 200 local women and girls, most of them religious, held a giant flash mob dance.
Attorney General to Deal with Exclusion of WomenAttorney General establishes team that will formulate recommendations regarding the exclusion of women.
Haredi Extremists Riot in Beit ShemeshThree rioters arrested after hundreds threw rocks at police and set trash cans on fire.
Beit Shemesh Protest is Venue for Airing Hareidi, Secular DivideHundreds protested in Beit Shemesh against the violence of a small group of hareidi extremists, but the issues go beyond that.
Police Preparing for Trouble in Beit Shemesh RallyPolice are ready for more trouble in Beit Shemesh, as thousands are set to gather for a major anti-Hareidi rally.
Beit Shemesh Parents Deal with Local ExtremistsBeit Shemesh parents: Extremists' actions cause our children to feel negative about an entire sector in Israel.
'I Saw Kristine Being Murdered in Front of My Eyes'Three Arabs charged with the murder of a tourist and the attempted murder of her friend, who survived to give witness.
Missionary Victim of Arab Terror to be Buried in USChristian missionary Kristine Luken, who was murdered in an Arab terrorist attack Saturday, will be buried in the United States.
Hareidi Rabbinic Council Plans to Ban the 'Jewish Burka'One of the most stringent hareidi-religious rabbinic councils in Israel is preparing to ban the burka, or full-body covering and face veil.
Beit Shemesh is Ground Zero for Deri vs. BennettA local election should be about local issues, but this one is shaping up as a national power struggle.