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

Massive Fires Burn Around Israel, 3 Homes Decimated

Huge fire in forest outside Beit Shemesh spreads out of control, after blaze in Tel Mond sets gas balloons on fire and levels homes.Ari Yashar, 5/27/2015, 3:42 PM

Religious Zionists of Beit Shemesh Hang Flags Across the City

Defying Haredi extremists, Religious Zionist residents are taking the initiative to hang Israeli flags for Independence Day.Gedalyah Reback, 4/23/2015, 12:38 PM

Watch: Haredim Attack Soldier, Call Him a 'Nazi'

Extremist group in Beit Shemesh hurl insults at soldier returning home - calling him a Nazi on Holocaust Remembrance Day.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 10:00 AM

Child Killed in Beit Shemesh Fire Identified

Seven year-old Daniel Nachman Biton named as child dead from Beit Shemesh fire - possibly from hannukiot left unattended.Uzi Baruch, 12/24/2014, 8:17 PM

10-Year-Old Killed in Fire in Beit Shemesh

10-year-old boy killed in fire in a home in Beit Shemesh. The boy's father seriously injured and taken to hospital.Uzi Baruch, 12/24/2014, 1:13 AM

Compromise in Beit Shemesh

The Ministry of Education and the municipality jointly agree to build portable buildings for the Hareidi students' use.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 10/7/2014, 2:12 AM

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Compound Near Beit Shemesh

Impressive Byzantine-era compound shedding light on life 1,000 years ago unearthed during preparations to build new neighborhood.Ari Soffer, 9/18/2014, 11:04 AM

Beit Shemesh: Court Rules Hareidi Girls Can Use Secular School

Court threw out a petition by the Education Ministry that sought to prohibit use by a hareidi school of a secular Beit Shemesh school.Moshe Cohen, 9/7/2014, 4:50 PM

Hareidi Secular Tensions Over Beit Shemesh School

Education ministry orders hareidi girl's school closed, after Ramat Beit Shemesh appropriated rooms for it in secular school 'illicitly.'Moshe Cohen, 9/1/2014, 8:33 PM

Burial of Missing Student Aharon Soffer z''l

US yeshiva student who went missing last Friday in Jerusalem Forest brought for burial, after search ends tragically.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 8/29/2014, 9:57 AM

Hamas Rockets Target Jerusalem Area

Capital region comes in for nighttime rocket salvo; at least one rocket shot down by Iron Dome.Ari Yashar, 8/24/2014, 9:13 PM

Hareidi MKs Condemn Attack on IDF Soldier in Beit Shemesh

Reservist returning home physically, verbally abused; MKs vow to treat incident 'like an act of terror.'Tova Dvorin, Haim Lev, 7/29/2014, 2:04 PM

'Returning to Beit Shemesh in Uniform Like Returning to Jenin'

Hareidi soldiers in Beit Shemesh receive special permission to arrive home in civilian clothing, say they fear physical, verbal attacks.Tova Dvorin, 5/18/2014, 2:40 PM

Two Synagogue Robberies in Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh suffered two syngagogue break-ins overnight Wednesday, both on the same street.Yosef Berger, 5/1/2014, 3:54 PM

'If Hareidim Understood the Draft Bill, They Wouldn't Oppose it'

Hareidi MK Dov Lipman shares his thoughts on the enlistment bill, negotiations with the PA and the prospects for a split in Beit Shemesh.Ari Soffer, 4/29/2014, 9:24 PM

Alleged 'Price Tag' Attack on Beit Shemesh area Monastery

Against the backdrop of tensions over talks, phrases like 'America is Nazi Germany' scrawled across monastery.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/1/2014, 9:42 AM

Beit Shemesh Faces Renewed Calls to Split the City

Some Eli Cohen supporters react to elections loss with petition to split the city into hareidi, secular halves.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 3/13/2014, 12:16 PM

Moshe Abutbul Wins Beit Shemesh Re-Vote

Hareidi candidate Moshe Abutbul defeats Eli Cohen by a margin of some 1,000 votes in Beit Shemesh second election.Elad Benari, 3/12/2014, 2:45 AM

Thoughts on the Beit Shemesh Elections

A scion of the Soloveitchik rabbinic family can not and does not remain silent in the face of unacceptable pre-election behavior. Beit Shemesh Resident, 3/11/2014, 6:55 PM

Beit Shemesh Singer Ari Goldwag Calls for Unity in New Video

Ari Goldwag talks about how he shaved his beard for a special video promoting unity and tolerance between all Israelis.Ben Bresky, 3/11/2014, 6:54 PM

Abutbul Calls for Calm as Beit Shemesh Votes Again

Hareidi incumbent urges mutual respect during revote. Voter turnout remains high.Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 5:50 PM

Beit Shemesh Mayoral Candidate Promises Democracy at Conference

Eli Cohen and incumbent mayor Moshe Abutbul face off in Beit Shemesh re-elections Tuesday. Cohen: I promise equality, democracy.Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 2:19 PM

Shas Rabbi Calls Religious Zionists 'Animals,' 'Idiots'

Event in Beit Shemesh held for hareidi mayoral candidate Mayor Moshe Abutbul degenerates as Rabbi calls government 'Amalek'.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 3:16 PM

Shaked: Do or Die for Beit Shemesh Next Week

MK Ayelet Shaked said that the elections in Beit Shemesh were close, and urged everyone to go out and vote - for Eli CohenDavid Lev, 3/6/2014, 2:07 PM

‘Listen to the Rabbis – Vote Eli Cohen’

Rabbi Haim Druckman declares his support for challenger in new Beit Shemesh race.Maayana Miskin, 2/16/2014, 4:34 PM

Beit Shemesh: Would-be Mayors React on Revote

Abutbul says first elections ‘made public’s choice clear,’ Cohen replies, ‘The truth will out.’Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2014, 1:46 AM

Beit Shemesh Reelections on March 11

Minister of the Interior sets date for new elections; hareidi MKs voice frustration with Supreme Court.Maayana Miskin, 2/11/2014, 6:28 PM

Supreme Court Rules: Reelections in Beit Shemesh

Supreme Court rejects appeals, rules Beit Shemesh must hold second round of elections.Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2014, 1:37 PM

Report: High Court to Reject Beit Shemesh Elections Appeal

Beit Shemesh set to receive new round of mayoral elections, appeal to be rejected by High Court for Justice, according to report.Tova Dvorin, 2/5/2014, 10:14 PM

Beit Shemesh Elections: Good for Democracy

No one is terribly excited about the new election. Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 1/27/2014, 11:26 PM

Court to Rule on Beit Shemesh Election Appeal

Beit Shemesh residents are waiting for a ruling from the High Court that will determine if new elections will be held soonDavid Lev, 1/23/2014, 1:25 PM

A-G Urges Rejection of Beit Shemesh Appeal

Attorney General calls to reject appeals against new elections. Weinstein: Appeal argues facts – not legal precedent.Maayana Miskin, 1/21/2014, 5:22 PM

Rabbi: Hareidi Fraud Stems from ‘Exile Mentality’

Rabbi: elections fraud stems from ‘exile mentality’ imported to Israel; hareidi leaders should focus on fighting it.Maayana Miskin, 12/31/2013, 12:37 PM

Shas's Mayor to Appeal Beit Shemesh Verdict

Zionist politicians are happy with decision to hold new elections, but hareidi parties say the court surrendered to media pressure.Gil Ronen, 12/26/2013, 4:23 PM

Court Rules: New Elections in Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh will vote again following alleged fraud in city elections; MK, Dept. Defense Minister praise decision.Maayana Miskin and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2013, 2:58 PM

MK: Beit Shemesh Case reveals Anti-Hareidi Bias

Hareidi MK Menachem Moses slams calls to redo Beit Shemesh vote. ‘They’re only saying it because the mayor is a hareidi.’Maayana Miskin, 12/24/2013, 10:44 PM

Beit Shemesh Mayor Files Incitement Complaint

Moshe Abutbul insists that 'words can kill,' asks for Beit Shemesh residents to show mutual respect and restraint during fraud proceedings.Tova Dvorin, 12/17/2013, 11:12 AM

Lawyer: No to Reelections Based on Rumors

Lawyer for Abutbul questions legality of proposed reelections in Beit Shemesh.Maayana Miskin, 12/10/2013, 11:05 PM

First Hearings Begin in Beit Shemesh Election Case

Mayor Moshe Abutbul declares victory before walking into courtroom; prosecution admits 'fraudulent tactics' but not specific involvement.Tova Dvorin, 12/10/2013, 12:51 PM

Beit Shemesh Girls Seek Unity on Hannukah

Spreading the light of Hanukkah: Girls use festival to spread goodwill, unity in divided city; Haifa girls honor fallen hero.Maayana Miskin, 11/28/2013, 11:14 AM

Hareidi MKs Upset at ‘Political’ Call for Beit Shemesh Revote

Hareidi MKs accuse A-G Weinstein of choosing politics over democracy. ‘If it had been the other way around, he wouldn’t be doing this.’Maayana Miskin, 11/28/2013, 8:36 AM

A-G Appeals Beit Shemesh Election

Attorney General cites police findings that elections were suspect. Candidate who lost has also filed appeal.Maayana Miskin and Gil Ronen, 11/27/2013, 2:40 PM

Gays in Beit Shemesh Tell Mayor: We Exist

Groups plan protest following mayor’s ‘no gays here’ statement. Rally could stoke already heightened tensions amid voter fraud scandal.Maayana Miskin, 11/10/2013, 9:25 PM