Ministers working to have two-day weekend in Israel

The government is once again working on making Sundays non-work days, Economy Minister Arye Deri and Interior Minister Silvan Shalom said Wednesday.

Deri pointed to an "unfortunate recent trend" of trade on Saturdays, saying he is speaking not as a haredi politician, but as Economy Minister, who is concerned that workers are not getting a day of rest.

The minister explained that his problem is not with movie theaters or cafes or even public transportation in some areas, which he said are part of the status quo, but about shops opening on the Sabbath.


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