The Jerusalem Railway Station between 1892 and 1914, today the First Station.
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Sunday’s city council meeting about the status quo at the First Station compound and its activities on Shabbat ended as expected by both sides of the struggle – a victory of the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) representatives. The outcome of an earlier debate at the Regional Council for Planning was that there should not be any steps taken to close the venue, despite haredi anger and protest over what they perceive as Shabbat desecration.The haredi representatives at the city council, who are part of the coalition, appealed against the decision.
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