Someone once said that Isrsel's economy couldn't 'afford' a normal weekend. Now I think it's coming to the point where Israelis need those two precious days off just to escape and recover from the stress of living and working in a country virtually under siege. As well as synching with the rest of the western world. So I completely agree with Ephraim; Israel should go for the normal two day weekend and enjoy the benefits of 48 hrs of complete relaxation time. All you have to do is get past the religious objections. Well we in the non-Jewish West just ignored the Christian diktat about Sundays and have benefitted from that. Go for it Israel, have a two day weekend like everyone else and learn to enjoy life a little more!
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)
from the article: Any given Sunday? Israel mulling changes to working week