On the wrong track: Israel’s complex Shabbat dilemma

The ink on 1949’s armistice agreements had hardly dried when the Sabbath made Jews turn on each other, as movie theaters in Jerusalem began selling tickets during Shabbat, partly because they lost Christian clients stranded on the city’s Jordanian side.

Ultra-Orthodox demonstrators’ consequent storming of the Edison Theater’s box office and their dispersal by club-wielding police soon proceeded downhill to the Eden Theater, where scuffles with ticket buyers soon broke out, before police joined the brawl while a passing traffic cop barged, atop his motorbike, through the crowd, firing his pistol in the air.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/On-the-wrong-track-467294

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