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News and updates about Shabbat Law

MK Gafni: 'My words were taken out of context'

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni denies that he is training special force of non-Jewish inspectors to crack down on businesses opening on Shabbat.

MK Gafni: 'My words were taken out of context'

Rabbis to Netanyahu: Protect the honor of Shabbat

Dozens of rabbis sign petition asking PM Netanyahu to protect sanctity of Shabbat.

Rabbis to Netanyahu: Protect the honor of Shabbat

'We will not allow the Israeli economy to become a slave market'

Religious parties submit Knesset bill to give Interior Minister power to overrule municipal bylaws mandating desecration of the Sabbath.

'We will not allow the Israeli economy to become a slave market'

'Shas has done nothing to protect Shabbat!'

Dean of Bnei Brak yeshiva slams Shas chief for inaction against stores opening on Shabbat.

'Shas has done nothing to protect Shabbat!'

Likud MK to negotiate Shabbat deal

Netanyahu appoints Likud minister to negotiate with haredi parties, find way to prevent stores opening on Shabbat from becoming a trend.

Likud MK to negotiate Shabbat deal

'Let Netanyahu bring Pollard home'

Minister appeals to US President from Jerusalem Conference podium: 'Allow Prime Minister one more passenger on plane: Mr. Pollard.'

'Let Netanyahu bring Pollard home'player

Knesset votes to universalize Shabbat rights

Bill to extend Shabbat rights to all workers, religious or secular, passes initial vote.

Knesset votes to universalize Shabbat 'day of rest' rights

Bill protecting the Shabbat postponed

Ministerial Committee defers discussion over bill banning employers from demanding Shabbat desecration from observant workers.

Bill protecting the Shabbat postponed

Netanyahu intervenes: No vote on Shabbat bill

Following threats from Kulanu party, Prime Minister convinces Zohar to read bill but not to call for a vote.

Netanyahu intervenes: Shabbat bill will not be voted on

Kulanu says it will vote down 'Shabbat Law'

MK Roy Folkman publicly announced his party will vote against the Shabbat Law, aimed at protecting small businesses

Kulanu says it will vote down 'Shabbat Law'

MK Yishai Slams Shabbat Law as Cheap Populism

A law to open 'cultural institutions' and restaurants on Shabbat is a desperate attempt by desperate MKs to stay afloat politically.

MK Yishai Slams Controversial Shabbat Law as Cheap Populism