Archive for the 'Municipal Elections 2008' Category

Gush Katif Connection With Beit Shemesh Elections

November 13th, 2008

. Commentary; I’m going to speak in the 1st person here. Aside from the dirty tricks and “stinking manuevers” which marked the campaigns of 2 of the 3 Mayoralty candidates in Beit Shemesh; what irks me is that there seems a definite connection, like links in a chain, between the winning candidate, the parties who […]

Election Postscript: Shas Chareidi Mayor for Beit Shemesh

November 12th, 2008

. Official Final Numbers, as sent from Shalom Lerner Campaign Headquarters; For Mayor; Abutbol – 46.7 Lerner – 28.4 Vaknin – 24.9 For City Council: UTJ – 5 B’Yachad – 3 Shas – 3 Dor Acher (Balayish) – 2 Likud – 2 Mishpacha Acat (Russians) – 2 Labor – 1 Tov – 1 Chen – […]

The Test of Mettle: The Beit Shemesh Response in a National Crisis

November 10th, 2008

. David Morris, the esteemed founder and Chairman of Lema’an Achai which assists families in need and enables them to get back on their feet and to achieve financial and social independence, wrote the email below making several very important points in support of Shalom Lerner who was one of the chief architects of the […]

Beit Shemesh: Revolution of Inclusiveness or of Exclusion to Most?

November 10th, 2008

. With 30 hours to go to national municipal elections in Israel, Beit Shemesh held a Mayoralty debate on Sunday night in the Simcha Hall of Beit Knesset Beit Tefillah Yona Avraham between the two main candidates, Shalom Lerner of B’Yachad and the Shas/Gimmel candidate Moshe Abutbul. The debate was extremely well organized despite having […]

Beit Shemesh Municipal Elections: Compelling Reasons to Vote Shalom Lerner

November 7th, 2008

. Commentary; On Wednesday, I received an email from neighbors Yissachar and Riki Fried, easily the paradigm, most compelling piece I’ve seen regarding the upcoming Beit Shemesh Municipal Elections on 11 November. And so, I am sharing it with list subscribers, be they living in Beit Shemesh, throughout Israel, new olim or those planning Aliyah. […]

Beit Shemesh Municipal Elections: Part 2

November 4th, 2008

. City Council There are eight parties running lists for City Council in the upcoming elections; Likud, Shas, UTJ, Tov, Chen, B’Yachad, Dor Acheir, Labor. There is anglo representation with whom I am acquainted running on lists in 3 of the parties. B’Yachad — Shalom Lerner, although running for Mayor, is listed as #1 on […]

Beit Shemesh Municipal Elections: Emergence of Revolution in Governance?

November 3rd, 2008

. As we see Israel beginning on the road to new national elections, it is important to note that these elections will take place sometime in February, 2009, whereas regularly scheduled municipal elections will take place throughout Israel on 11 November. Municipal elections will choose Mayors and city councils in all of the major localities […]