BEIT SHEMESH: Fight to the finish

The Beit Shemesh elections promise to be one of the most closely watched municipal contests.

By ATARA BECK
October 17, 2013 11:43
A demonstration in support of Orot Banot elementary school

A demonstration in support of Orot Banot elementary school. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The upcoming mayoral vote in Beit Shemesh is widely considered a watershed event in a city with a population of more than 90,000, divided almost equally between haredim and non-haredim – and it is gaining a reputation as one of the dirtiest mayoral races in the country.

Many in the non-haredi sectors say that the October 22 election will be the last opportunity to “save” the city from falling completely under haredi control with the continued mayorship of Shas candidate Moshe Abutbol.

Read More...

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content