The secular majority must go out and protest to make it clear that if the status quo changes, it should be toward more public transport, not less.
In the railway-work-on-Shabbat crisis, if it’s true he was trying to flex his muscles against his transportation minister, we’re talking about a new degree of insecurity.
Ultra-Orthodox leaders threatened to quit Netanyahu's government over plans to upgrade Israel's railroads over Shabbat, yet Haaretz finds that infrastructure work on the day of rest has been the routine for at least the past decade.
A special Knesset panel is examining businesses closing on Shabbat, and it is thought the prime minister will attempt to keep ultra-Orthodox parties onside again.
The crisis that left Israeli roads jammed and stranded soldiers is a lose-lose, and only shows that social media is a dreadful leader.
In thinly veiled criticism of transportation minister, PM says ministers are appointed to prevent crises, not create them. Ultra-Orthodox minister says crisis was intentional and Shabbat desecration is on the rise.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews jealously guard the religion’s dictates about handling dead bodies, so scientists do what they can to achieve a compromise.
Some 150,000 Israeli train commuters set to suffer as line connecting Tel Aviv to northern Israel remains closed due to political spat over work on the Sabbath.
It all started when ultra-Orthodox tweeters pummeled the Haredi parties for quietly agreeing to let train infrastructure works take place on Saturdays, dragging them into creating the crisis.
Transportation and Road Safety Minister Yisrael Katz’s days are numbered after he allegedly pulls a ‘Frank Underwood’ on Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Shabbat rail affair.