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Grenade explodes near singer's home

Singer Eden Ben Zaken says grenade explosion unconnected to her, notes apartment building has 'dozens of residents.'

Grenade explodes near singer's home

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Family evacuates just before rocket hits apartment building

Parents carrying small children narrowly escape rocket strike on their building in Rishon Lezion.

Family evacuates just before rocket hits apartment building

'Death to the religious':

Religious party's elections banners vandalized in Rishon Lezion

Vandals scrawl, 'death to the religious,' and, 'murderers,' on elections banners in Rishon Lezion.

Religious party's elections banners vandalized in Rishon Lezion

MK Karine Elharrar lightly injured in accident

Yesh Atid MK hit by vehicle as she crosses a street in Rishon LeZion.

MK Karine Elharrar lightly injured in accident

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Driver leaps onto windshield in roadrage attack

Rishon Lezion man arrested after being filmed cutting off another vehicle, attacking driver.

Driver leaps onto windshield in roadrage attack

Arab suspected of vehicle theft found in playground slide

Police arrest Arab suspected of stealing vehicle, driving on a highway without a driver's license.

Arab suspected of vehicle theft found in playground slide

Backstreet Boys concert in Rishon Lezion cancelled

The Home Front Command has decided to cancel the backstreet boys concert planned for Rishon Lezion after a risk assessment.

Backstreet Boys concert in Rishon Lezion cancelled

Man, 22, shot dead in central Israel

Police suspect criminal motive after 22-year-old man is shot dead in Rishon Lezion apartment.

Man, 22, shot dead in central Israel

Young man in serious condition after attempting train stunt

The 23 year old was electrocuted while attempting to perform parkour at a Rishon Lezion train station

Young man in serious condition after attempting train stunt

Firefighters rescue 12 trapped in burning building

Nine suffer light injuries from smoke inhalation after fire breaks out in store located beneath residential apartments.

Firefighters rescue 12 trapped in burning building

Watch: She asked for hot coffee - and was stabbed

Convenience store worker throws coffee in face of woman who asked for it to be heated up before stabbing her/

Watch: She asked for hot coffee - and was stabbed

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Firefighter evacuates young girl from burning apartment

Nine-year-old girl hides in laundry room as apartment fills with smoke.

Firefighter evacuates young girl from burning apartment

Letter to Belgium returned to Israeli marked with swastika

Rishon LeZion resident who sent letter to Belgium receives letter back several months later covered with swastika and antisemitic insult.

Letter to Belgium returned to Israeli marked with swastika

Member of Rishon Lezion council: 'Don't let gays into schools'

Shas party representative in Rishon Lezion slams allowing LGBTs to lecture in educational institutions. Mayor: 'Saddened and horrified.'

Member of Rishon Lezion council: 'Don't let gays into schools'

Police raid massive drug lab

Tel Aviv police unearth 15 million NIS worth of drugs in huge underground laboratory. 7 suspects brought in for questioning.

Police raid massive drug lab

Chief Rabbi apologizes for comments regarding Hesder graduates

Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef's office clarifies: 'Rabbi hasthe greatest respect for graduates of hesder yeshivas and their Torah learning'

Chief Rabbi apologizes for comments regarding Hesder graduates

Gaza balloon bomb lands in central Israel

Balloon with Arabic writing carrying incendiary device falls in central Israeli city day after similar incident south of Tel Aviv

Gaza balloon bomb lands in central Israel

Toddler nearly drowns in central Israel

Police investigate after toddler nearly drowns in Rishon Lezion pool.

Toddler nearly drowns in central Israel

Watch: Arab car theft ring broken up

2 eastern Jerusalem residents and 2 PA Arabs charged in series of car thefts in Rishon Lezion.

Watch: Arab car theft ring broken up

Police: We possess incriminating evidence on Coalition Chairman

MK David Bitan to face police grilling for third time on Sunday. Police say they possess incriminating recording of Bitan.

Police: We possess incriminating evidence on Coalition Chairman

Senior Tel Aviv officials detained

Police detain four people in connection with Rishon Lezion scandal.

Senior Tel Aviv officials detained

Investigation of Coalition Chairman politically motivated?

MKs decry timing of police probe of MK David Bitan as politically motivated. 'Massive forces trying to overthrow Netanyahu.'

Investigation of Coalition Chairman politically motivated?

Pub refused them entry, so they firebombed it

3 men denied entry to Rishon Lezion pub make Molotov Cocktail before coming back to throw firebomb at packed establishment.

Pub refused them entry, so they firebombed it

Refrigerator falls in stairwell, crushing man behind it

Man helps friend bring a refrigerator upstairs, dies in the process.

Refrigerator falls in stairwell, crushing man behind it

3 years for throwing live grenade at residential building

Man sentenced for stealing IDF weapons, throwing IDF grenade at apartment building in Rishon LeZion.

3 years for throwing live grenade at residential building

'Do not issue stringent rulings that may drive people away'

Rishon LeZion calls upon Rabbis to exercise halakhic discretion, take into account that unwarranted stringency repels people.

'Do not issue stringent rulings that may drive people away'

Rishon Lezion building evacuated

Authorities discover explosives in Rishon Lezion building, evacuate residents.

Rishon Lezion building evacuated

Jewish man arrested for throwing rocks at cars

Police arrest Jewish man from Rishon Lezion on suspicion of throwing rocks at vehicles on Route 431, including an ambulance.

Jewish man arrested for throwing rocks at cars

Haredi Man Awarded NIS 70k over Secular Student's Rock Attack

A haredi student was awarded NIS 70,000 ($17,000) for an attack he sustained in 2003, when a secular student threw a rock at him.

Haredi Man Awarded NIS 70k over Secular Student's Rock Attack

Report: Mariah Carey to Play in Israel in August

American pop diva to give small 'greatest hits' concert in Rishon Lezion on her way back from Europe.

Report: Mariah Carey to Play in Israel in August

Parents, Groups Support Teacher Who 'Made' Kids Wear Yellow Star

Parents expressed support for a teacher who had her kindergarten students wear a yellow star on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Parents, Groups Support Teacher Who 'Made' Kids Wear Yellow Star

Two Killed in Plane Crash Near Rishon Lezion

Two people were killed after their plane crashed and caught on fire near the Superland amusement park in Rishon Lezion.

Two Killed in Plane Crash Near Rishon Lezion

Two Pre-Teens Nabbed in Botched Bank Robbery

Police arrested two children, ages 12 and 13, who attempted to rob a bank in Rishon Lezion, before fleeing, Wednesday.

Two Pre-Teens Nabbed in Botched Bank Robbery

Home Front Command Drills for Southern and Coastal Israel

It’s that time of year again, when Home Front Command begins drilling Israelis on what to do in case of a sudden military attack.

Home Front Command Drills for Southern and Coastal Israel

Photos: Missile Hits Rishon LeZion Building

A Gaza missile destroyed the upper floors of a residential building in Rishon LeZion.

Photos: Missile Hits Rishon LeZion Building