Shas Leader Deri: Local Officials Launching Their Mayoral Race On The Backs Of Shabbos

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Shas party chairman Minister Aryeh Deri feels cities working to amend local regulations to permit operation businesses on Shabbos represents mayors “Running their reelection campaign on the cheshbon of Shabbos”. He explains the mayor of the cities are well-aware there will be no difference between today and in two weeks from now, but they are simply looking for popularity.

While a Tel Aviv court placed a temporary damper on Chilul Shabbos plans in Givatayim, other cities including Holon, Rishon L’Tzion and Herzliya have joined the list, announcing they want to permit a regulated number of businesses to operate on Shabbos too.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)