Religious-Zionist Aliza Bloch upset Shas representative Moshe Abutul, the incumbent mayor, in the majority haredy city of Beit Shemesh to become the city's new mayor.
“I have backing not only from English speakers and modern haredim, but also from Hassidim, Lithuanian and Sephardi haredim, who just want the city to be run better.”
Activists challenged the legality of the signs in court, leading to rulings by the Supreme Court ordering the Beit Shemesh municipality to remove the offending signs.
Beaucoup considèrent que la ville préfigure l’aggravation du conflit entre laïcs et religieux
It is obvious that the law recognizes that one may not enforce one’s lifestyle on another.
Sprawling, state-of-the-art national training facility took three years to construct, cost NIS 2 billion.
Mayor takes down schoolyard wall, but separation remains.
After fraud mars first election's results, incumbent Mayor Abutbul calls for clean election; opponent Eli Cohen says Beit Shemesh microcosm of country.
MKs and ministers from Labor, Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid throw their support behind Cohen.
Abutbul: I’m surprised how easy it is to erase democracy; Justices say October’s fraud was ‘worrying and disturbing.’