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Amid threats, boosted security provided to Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli

Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, September 18, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, September 18, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Transportation Minister and Labor leader Merav Michaeli is being given boosted security amid a wave of threats against her.

Her party says that Michaeli’s security detail has been enlarged “in light of increased threats” against her.

The minister drew considerable ire last week when she announced that the future light rail in the Tel Aviv area will operate on Shabbat, something deeply unpopular with many in the religious sectors.

In a video statement, Michaeli recounts many of the harsh statements against the move, saying: “None of these people scare me,” and vowing to move ahead with the plan.

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