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Ultra Orthodox and secular Israelis clash in Beit Shemesh.

Civil rights or Jewish values as a model for conflict resolution

It is obvious that the law recognizes that one may not enforce one’s lifestyle on another.


‘Police Academy’ goes to Beit Shemesh

Sprawling, state-of-the-art national training facility took three years to construct, cost NIS 2 billion.

Moshe Abutbul.

Jerusalem court declines to rule on Beit Shemesh school partition

Mayor takes down schoolyard wall, but separation remains.

Beit Shemesh election

Mayoral candidates hit polls as take 2 of Beit Shemesh election gets underway

After fraud mars first election's results, incumbent Mayor Abutbul calls for clean election; opponent Eli Cohen says Beit Shemesh microcosm of country.


Campaigning for new elections in Beit Shemesh reaches climax

MKs and ministers from Labor, Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid throw their support behind Cohen.

A poster for the campaign to reelect haredi mayor Moshe Abutbul.

New elections slated for Beit Shemesh and Nazareth next month

Abutbul: I’m surprised how easy it is to erase democracy; Justices say October’s fraud was ‘worrying and disturbing.’


Supreme Court set to reject Abutbul’s appeal

J'lem court ruled in December that Abutbul committed fraud in mayoral win; decision would pave way for new Beit Shemesh election.

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