Train Chaos Is Only the First Stop in ultra-Orthodox Parties' Battle for Shabbat

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.

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The ultra-Orthodox parties have been making Shabbat work a top priority recently. The surrender by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the issue of railway maintenance work constitutes a major victory for...