Shortly after the cabinet on Sunday 2 Shevat announced it was restoring the Interior Minister’s Shabbos authority, which will permit Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to shut Tel Aviv businesses on Shabbos, Meretz opposition party leader Zahava Gal-On called on Deri to “respect” the decision of the Tel Aviv City Council and permit the opening of 164 convenience stores in non-religious areas of the city, reminding him this is simple matter of adhering to the Shabbos status quo.
She added the secular community in Israel during recent years feels as if it is “under attack” by the chareidim, who continue trying to compel other segments of society to adhere to their lifestyle.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Who is under attack by whom. All of sudden they call to honour the status quo when it comes to opening stores on shabbos….
Status quo does in Haredish not mean that things should be done as they have been done so far. No the correct meaning is: Things shall be done as WE always have wanted it to be done.
Let’s remind the Chilonim that there was an agreed-upon status quo since the days of BG. (He’s the guy named after the airport.) 1 Gius Banos 2 gius bnei yeshiva 3 personal status ie. marriage and divorce. They already reneged on these and now they demand status quo from us. CHUTZPAH!!