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Aliza Bloch, Beit Shemesh religious-Zionist mayoral-candidate

Top rabbi: Beit Shemesh voters destined for toilet in afterlife

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.

Aliza Bloch

Can haredim elect an Orthodox woman mayor in Beit Shemesh?

“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.”

Extremists protests as Beit Shemesh takes down modesty signs

Extremist Haredi residents fight to keep modesty signs up in Beit Shemesh

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.

La poudrière de Beit Shemesh

Beaucoup considèrent que la ville préfigure l’aggravation du conflit entre laïcs et religieux

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.’

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