Ultra-Orthodox Knesset leaders demand meeting with PM over Shabbat controversy
Decision to renovate Tel Aviv’s HaShalom train station on a Saturday to avoid weekday traffic interruptions, causes uproar among Haredi MKs and ministers; Ministers Deri and Litzman consider demanding the dismissal of Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz.
1 July, 2015 Second Temple-era ritual bath found under house Couple from Ein Kerem in Jerusalem discovered during renovations that a 2,000-year-old mikveh was right underneath their floors, giving credence to theory that there was a Jewish settlement at the site.
29 August, 2016 End to Katz’s train troubles? Even though the heads of the ultra-Orthodox parties will meet PM Netanyahu tomorrow, Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz doesn't seem worried, insisting that the Shabbat renovations at the HaShalom train station were agreed to by the ultra-Orthodox...
4 September, 2016 Ultra-Orthodox press praises Netanyahu, criticizes Katz The controversy over Shabbat work on train lines has led the ultra-Orthodox media in Israel to berate the transportation minister, who supported the Shabbat renovations, and compliment the prime minister – who halted them.