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Firefighter evacuates young girl from burning apartment in Rishon Lezion

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

Firefighter evacuates young girl from burning apartmentplayer

Letter to Belgium returned to Israeli marked with swastika and antisemitic slur

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 gay lecturers 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 in Rishon Lezion

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 graduates of religious Zionist yeshivas

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 upplayer

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 itplayer

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.

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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 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 Support Teacher's Yellow Star 'Lesson'

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

Pre-Tenns 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 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