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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

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

MK Claims Anti-Hareidi Bias Over Calls for Election Recount

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 Results

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

MK Dov 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: Demonstration 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

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."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

Beit Shemesh: 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

Beit Jimal Monastery Firebombed in Suspected 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

Beit Shemesh: 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 Controversy

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

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 himselfDavid Lev, 7/18/2013, 11:34 AM

Arabs Attack Home in Beit Shemesh, Part of Ongoing Harassment

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 Expanded; 20,000 Homes to be Built

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 American Community in Beit Shemesh

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

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. Ben Bresky, 2/18/2012, 8:00 PM

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.David Lev, 2/12/2012, 6:14 PM

Photo Essay: Beit Shemesh Women Protest with Flash Mob 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 is Venue for Airing 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

Beit Shemesh Parents Deal with Local 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 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.Gil Ronen, 9/18/2011, 8:17 PM

Missionary Victim of Arab Terror 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

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.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