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Shabbat wars highlight political problems, infrastructure deficits

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Published: 17 September 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israel's Shabbat wars are not just another political crisis – Anshel Pfeffer – Haaretz 12.09.16
The furor over rail maintenance on Shabbat highlights inherent contradictions in Israel’s political system and real problems with its infrastructure.

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From Safed to Ashdod, the key battlefields in Israel's 'Shabbat wars' - Ofra Edelman, Nir Hasson, Ilan Lior , Noa Shpigel & Almog Ben Zikri – Haaretz 11.09.16
From Safed in the north to Ashdod in the south, secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews are locked in a struggle over whether stores and leisure facilities should open on Shabbat.

Haredim losing Shabbat wars as 7-day shopping spots proliferate across Israel
– Yair Ettinger – Haaretz 11.09.16
When the Haredim go to battle for their turf – for example, to get streets closed on Shabbat, along with budgets and educational autonomy – they generally succeed. Secular turf is another story.

Public works, religion and state
September 6, 2016

Jerusalem’s Cinema City to remain closed on Shabbat
November 24, 2015


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