Public buildings to generate electricity?

New Beit Shemesh pilot program includes placement of solar panels on roofs of dozens of public buildings.Michal Levi, 1/28/2020, 2:29 PM

Balloon bombs discovered near Beit Shemesh

Explosive device lands near Beit Shemesh-area town, marking third 'balloon terror' incident in five days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2020, 2:54 PM

First female mayor of Beit Shemesh on first visit to Washington

Dr. Aliza Bloch will share her solutions to what she defines as 'Israel’s most critical demographic challenges.'Arutz Sheva, 1/16/2020, 10:33 AM

New Hadassah center to open in Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh municipality, Health Min. Litzman, and Hadassah agree on new hospital branch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 10:12 AM

Beit Shemesh train station to close temporarily

Israel Railways, Transportation Ministry, offer travelers alternatives for days Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, train stations are closed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 2:48 PM

Man killed in accident in Beit Shemesh

40-year-old dead as vehicle collides with a parked bus. Two others lightly injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2019, 1:51 AM

Beit Shemesh daycare vandalized

For the second time in one month, a haredi daycare in Beit Shemesh is vandalized.Ben Shaul, 10/2/2019, 12:09 PM

9-year-old in serious condition after Beit Shemesh near-drowning

Girl pulled from water by lifeguard, taken to hospital in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2019, 11:26 PM

Fires rage in Beit Shemesh, near Nazareth

Multiple wildfires being battled across Israel. Fire near Highway 375 suspected to be arson.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2019, 4:35 PM

Blocked by protesters, out of food and without baby's medicine

Beit Shemesh family stuck in traffic during Ethiopian community protests calls for help to get medication for baby with heart condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 11:35 AM

Watch: Large fire at entrance to town of Uria

Firefighters working to extinguish brush fire at entrance to town near Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 2:57 PM

Nine injured in apartment fire

Firefighters rescue six people trapped in burning Beit Shemesh apartment building.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2019, 10:09 PM

10 injured in major traffic accident near Beit Shemesh

At least 10 people injured after truck collides with minibus near Beit Shemesh. Five people in critical or serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2019, 9:03 AM

Woman rescued after losing way in wilderness 3 days

Rescuers transfer woman to MDA for treatment; condition light showing signs of dehydration.Mordechai Sones, 12/24/2018, 5:07 PM

Beit Shemesh: Volunteer policewoman saves infant's life

'I immediately opened door and jumped out of van, not even waiting for a complete stop; I knew every second counts,' said police volunteer.Mordechai Sones, 12/22/2018, 9:23 PM

Degel Hatorah outside coalition

Degel rabbis order Beit Shemesh representatives not to join Aliza Bloch's coalition. The reason: 'Some religious matters not arranged.'Mordechai Sones, 12/2/2018, 2:30 PM

Beit Shemesh Mayor in difficult negotiations with Degel

Mayor conducts tough negotiations with Agudat Yisrael and Degel Hatorah to join coalition; Agudat Yisrael makes progress.Mordechai Sones, 11/22/2018, 2:04 PM

Pictures from scene of Beit Shemesh tragedy

Small, black handprints on the wall and 'Mazal Tov' on the door. Footage from scene of fire disaster last night in Beit Shemesh.Eliran Aharon, 11/15/2018, 2:24 PM

Two children seriously injured in fire in Beit Shemesh

Fire breaks out in residential building in Beit Shemesh. 19 injured, including two children in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2018, 7:34 AM

Beit Shemesh: 'Waking up to a new reality'

Beit Shemesh resident shares feelings on morning of Aliza Bloch's mayoral victory.Hezki Baruch, 11/1/2018, 12:18 PM

History in Beit Shemesh

Counting of soldiers' votes finds Dr. Aliza Bloch has defeated incumbent mayor Moshe Abutbul and will be the city's first female mayor.Ben Ariel, 11/1/2018, 3:27 AM

Beit Shemesh mayoral race close as soldiers' votes counted

Haredi Mayor Moshe Abutbul leads by only 251 votes to Dr. Aliza Bloch; soldiers' votes not yet counted.Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2018, 11:49 AM

70-year-old woman killed in Beit Shemesh accident

MDA team forced to determine woman's death on scene, police detain driver of vehicle.Mordechai Sones, 10/3/2018, 12:47 PM

Beit Shemesh mayor attacked

Police arrest young man who attacked Beit Shemesh Mayor last night carrying knife and pepper spray. Mayor: 'We must be strong.'Mordechai Sones, 7/30/2018, 5:12 PM

Watch: Teen flees haredi extremists in Beit Shemesh

'I fled because they wanted to kill me,' says teenage girl filmed fleeing mob in Beit Shemesh. 'This is a small group of haredi radicals.'David Rosenberg, 7/18/2018, 12:01 PM

Boy dies after arriving in clinic with a fever

Haredi boy from Beit Shemesh dies suddenly after spiking a fever.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 12:10 PM

Senior Beit Shemesh officials detained in probe

Police raid Beit Shemesh city hall, arrest 10 over bribery suspicions.Tzvi Lev, 5/6/2018, 8:20 AM

Beit Shemesh mother to be charged with murder in baby's death

Woman who claimed 'voice from heaven' told her to hold her baby son underwater in hotel Jacuzzi to be charged with murder.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2018, 2:10 PM

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

Degel Hatorah wing of haredi UTJ party says rumors it will challenge Bet Shemesh's mayor are unfounded, matter is still undecided.Tzvi Lev, 4/22/2018, 7:50 AM

Haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh?

Sephardic Shas party anxiously awaits decision by UTJ counterparts whether to run own candidate for Beit Shemesh mayoral elections.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 4:54 PM

Haredim attack haredi Knesset Member Meir Porush

Dozens of haredim attack Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush as he exits morning prayers in Beit Shemesh.Mordechai Sones, 4/4/2018, 3:15 PM

A heartbreaking funeral

Father of child run over by bus says, 'I didn't know I was taking you to the heavenly yeshiva.'Uzi Baruch, 1/19/2018, 11:22 AM

6-year-old boy killed in Beit Shemesh after being hit by bus

Medics confirm death of boy tragically run over by bus this morning in Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2018, 9:33 AM

Haredi stone-thrower arrested for attack on IDF soldier

Anti-draft extremist arrested in Beit Shemesh after stone-throwing attack causes IDF soldier to crash, injuring him.David Rosenberg, 1/8/2018, 10:28 PM

12 arrested in fake yeshiva mega-fraud case

Beit Shemesh suspects create fake yeshiva with fake students to take government money.Gary Willig, 12/27/2017, 3:48 PM

Haredi extremists protest Knesset committee tour

Knesset Committee on the Status of Women tours Beit Shemesh neighborhood where extremists refuse to obey court order to remove modesty signsArutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2017, 5:16 PM

Students unearth 1,500-year-old church and monastery

Monastery may have served as center for pilgrimages, expert says.Reut Hadar, 12/20/2017, 9:44 AM

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh

4-year-old falls to death from Beit Shemesh balcony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2017, 6:14 PM

Beit Shemesh attempts to remove 'modesty' signs

For the second time in a week, Beit Shemesh's municipality removes 'modesty' signs, only to find them immediately replaced.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2017, 11:02 AM

Beit Shemesh removes modesty signs

Beit Shemesh municipality removes 'modesty' signs, extremists immediately work to replace them.Michal Levi, 12/11/2017, 3:21 PM

Supreme Court: City must remove 'modesty' signs

Supreme Court orders Beit Shemesh to remove signs demanding women dress modestly.JTA, 12/6/2017, 8:29 AM

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh: Child saved by EMTs dies

Child who lost consciousness in Beit Shemesh kindergarten was resuscitated by EMTs - only to lose consciousness again and die at hospital.David Rosenberg, 11/2/2017, 10:17 PM

School bus monitor who ejected child as punishment fired

Police investigate school bus escort who punished 6-year-old boy refusing to wear seat belt by ejecting him from bus.Mordechai Sones, 9/11/2017, 6:26 PM

Beit Shemesh girl hospitalized after choking on hammock string

Girl in serious condition after choking at Beit Shemesh kindergarten.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2017, 2:09 PM

Five-year-old told to leave school bus, stand on road alone

Bus chaperone orders driver to let haredi boy off on the side of the road, because he is 'making problems.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2017, 2:49 PM

Baby forgotten in Beit Shemesh bank

Bank manager discovers baby abandoned by his parents.Reut Hadar, 7/20/2017, 10:24 PM

Radicals trap Beit Shemesh family over kids' 'immodest' clothes

'We woke up to an absolute nightmare.' Family finds themselves trapped inside apartment after vandals destroy front door lock.David Rosenberg, 7/17/2017, 2:50 PM

Beit Shemesh rabbis back shooting of stray dogs

Beit Shemesh rabbis come out in support of municipality's program to shoot dangerous stray dogs roaming the streets at night.Michal Levy, 7/13/2017, 5:49 PM

'Human life is more important'

Agriculture Minister responds to uproar from animal rights activists on Ministry decision to shoot stray dogs plaguing city of Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 9:38 AM

Haredi teacher, principal, abuse 12-year-old girl

Special ed student suffers trauma after principal warns not to leave classroom for five hours. Haredi Board: No proof this ever happened.Chana Roberts, 6/29/2017, 11:11 AM

Beit Shemesh: Policemen termed 'dead men' by haredi zealots

Police are investigating who is behind posters hung in Beit Shemesh urging a protest against 27 haredi policemen, termed "dead persons.'Michal Levy, 5/3/2017, 7:39 PM

Haredi boy dies after elevator accident

10-year-old haredi boy dies in hospital after suffocating in an elevator in Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/7/2017, 9:47 PM

Beit Shemesh to double in size

Netanyahu praises building in Beit Shemesh, says city will be model of haredi-secular integration and cooperation.Haim Lev, 4/3/2017, 3:06 PM

Police find 'hit-and-run' driver

Police arrest Beit Shemesh resident for Saturday's hit-and-run.Uzi Baruch, 4/3/2017, 9:57 AM

Students unearth 2000-year old Jewish town to fund Poland trip

Students at Jerusalem's Boyar High School participate in archaeological excavations to help fund their trip to Poland's concentration camps.Orly Harari, 3/27/2017, 10:11 AM

Beit Shemesh man indicted for sexually assaulting 11-year old

Suspect allegedly paid young victim 20 shekels to keep quiet after twice sexually assaulting him next to synagogue.David Rosenberg, 3/24/2017, 8:10 AM

Campaign to build Israeli baseball stadium takes off

JNF campaign to baseball stadium in Beit Shemesh receivess boost following Israeli team's surprising performance in World Baseball Classic.JTA, 3/21/2017, 3:46 PM