After Minister's Threat to Resign, Israel Gives Initial Backing to Bill That Would Shutter Shops on Shabbat

Interior Minister Dery threatened to resign if the bill wouldn't pass, causing Netanyahu to rush to the Knesset upon his arrival from Europe to solve the crisis

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The Knesset passed early Tuesday the first reading of a bill initiated by Interior Minister Arye Dery that would restrict the opening of stores on Shabbat. Fifty-nine lawmakers supported the bill and 54...