web analytics
August 2, 2015 / 17 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Corruption-Riddled Beit Shemesh Gets New Elections

Defeated Bet Shemesh mayoral candidate Eli Cohen (with thumbs up) will have another go against Haredi Shas candidate Moshe Abutbul, the incumbent.

Defeated Bet Shemesh mayoral candidate Eli Cohen (with thumbs up) will have another go against Haredi Shas candidate Moshe Abutbul, the incumbent.
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the appeals by Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbol and mayoral candidate Meir Balayish – and so municipal elections will be held again in Beit Shemesh on 11th March. The incumbent’s most serious challenger is the Religious Zionist candidate Eli Cohen.

In a statement, the three judge court, comprising Supreme Court President Asher D. Grunis, Elyakim Rubinstein, and Uzi Fogelman, announced that:

“The picture which emerges from the District Court Ruling, regarding the manner in which the elections took place in the town of Beit Shemesh, is alarming and disturbing. Residents of the city of Beit Shemesh, and the election process to express their democratic wishes, fell victims to an organized large-scale and systematic violation of law which aimed at diverting the election for mayor and City Council. In light of the extensive scope of the phenomenon, and the systematic organization of those involved, the District Court found that there is a real possibility that this serious conspiracy affected the election results, and therefore ordered cancellation of the previous elections and the holding of new elections.”

The new election date of March 11 was announced by the Ministry of Interior.

This decision by the Regional Court, now confirmed by the Supreme Court, is a legal precedent in defense of the democratic process.

One hopes that the new election campaigns will be considerably less corrupt than during the previous election in October – and that this time everyone will keep to both the letter and spirit of free and open elections.

Visit Tzedek-Tzedek.

About the Author: David Morris is a child protection activist, founder of the SafeKids program, and founder and volunteer chairman of Lema'an Achai, the community social services charity, in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel. He writes at tzedek-tzedek.blogspot.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “Corruption-Riddled Beit Shemesh Gets New Elections”

  1. Vote early and vote often

  2. Jonathan Weber says:

    The Haredi population must learn Judaism teaches Hesid, Truthfulness, and Education, not Humrot, Corruption, and Selfishness. Obviously their Rabbis are so busy seeking power and control and riling their charges, they forget what our religion is really about!

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Wild fires rage in hot, dry conditions around the Judean Hills.
Jerusalem Suburb Evacuated as Wildfire Burns Homes
Latest News Stories

A Gva’ot woman was hurt Sunday in a rock attack on her car by Arab terrorists in Samaria.

Middle East Heat Wave

Israelis have been feeling the heat lately, and not only over tensions erupting from the Iran nuclear deal.

Wild fires rage in hot, dry conditions around the Judean Hills.

Wildfires again were raging in the Judean Hills around the Israeli capital this weekend. Even Sapir was evacuated as homes burned.

Tourists seen walking at the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Arab violence failed to keep Jewish and Gentile tourists off the Temple Mount this weekend; Israel Police just kept rioters away instead.

His new book is called “Palestine” a features a cover showing a map of “what used to be Israel” and with the word “Palestine” plastered over it.

As Secretary of State, she did know what to say about the Goldstone Report that condemned Israel for alleged war crimes.

“Our whole country condemns the murder. This is the meaning of Jewish ethics. On the Palestinian side, the leadership celebrates the murders [of Jews].”

Drivers of the Jerusalem Light Rail system shut down the trains in a wildcat strike Sunday morning leaving tens of thousands people stranded. The drivers are protesting work conditions and the increased frequency of trains. The Transportation Ministry is deploying hundreds of additional buses to try to overcome the sadden lack of train service. CityPass, […]

Homosexual leaders who organized last night’s rally in Tel Aviv demanded that speakers sign a pledge supporting their cause.

Former liberal Democratic New York Congressman Gar Ackerman has come out four-square against the nuclear deal with Iran, Ackerman, who was New York City’s 7th District Congressman for 30 years until 2013 and is 72 years old, has joined the advisory board of Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. He stated Friday: While I have […]

The surfer got back to shore and saw there had been two sharks circling him.

Cong. Albio Sires of New Jersey is the third Democrat so far to come out against the JCPOA because it won’t bar Iran from becoming a nuclear state

No one envied the Iranian last week, with temperatures above 150 Farenheit. In Israel, it hit above 100 degrees.

Sandy Berger: “Going forward, if Bibi continues to be the obstacle, you will need to find the ground from which you can make his politics uneasy.”

More Articles from David Morris
Defeated Bet Shemesh mayoral candidate Eli Cohen (with thumbs up) will have another go against Haredi Shas candidate Moshe Abutbul, the incumbent.

The new election date of March 11 was announced by the Ministry of Interior.

Netanyahu shows Kerry the way out.

Advisers close to the Prime Minister noted that this demand has already been accepted by the Palestinians.

In separate incidents on the same night two weeks ago, two children in Israel were murdered by adults.

“I couldn’t put it down”, “reads like a Dan Brown novel ” etc, hardly sound like descriptions of a Brandeis University Publication, an academic analysis of Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/corruption-riddled-beit-shemesh-gets-new-elections/2014/02/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: