Netanyahu bars work on Tel Aviv-Jerusalem train line on Shabbat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decides to call off construction work on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem train line scheduled for Saturday, after a meeting with Ultra-Orthodox cabinet ministers who complained the work would desecrate the Jewish Sabbath.

During the meeting with Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism), Netanyahu agrees that the status quo of not working on Shabbat unnecessarily should be maintained.

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