Bayit Yehudi proposes long weekend bill

Bayit Yehudi faction chairman Yinon Magal became the latest MK to propose legislation that would make Sundays part of a long weekend when he submitted a bill on Wednesday.

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) has been the political patron of shortening the work week for several years. Economy Minister Arye Deri (Shas) recently joined the idea’s proponents, who include Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) and Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.

"A country that sanctifies the Sabbath must provide another day off in which its citizens can feel that their freedom is not being limited," Magal wrote in the bill.


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