Israel's Supreme Court ruled: Supermarkets in Tel Aviv will operate on Sabbath

After three Ministers of Interior weren’t able to reach a decision on the subject, Israel’s Supreme Court was required to intervene and decided that businesses in the Tel Aviv municipality are permitted to operate on Sabbath.
Supermarkets to stay open on Saturday Photo credit: Channel 2 News

After many disagreements over the past several years, and three Ministers of Interior who weren’t able to reach a decision, today (Wednesday), Israel’s Supreme Court approved the opening of supermarkets and businesses during Sabbath in Tel Aviv.

The court rejected the claims of the Merchants Association, claiming that the amendments to the law were carried out without authority. Chief Justice Miriam Naor stated that the argument is incorrect in light of Israel’s Enabling Act, which allows local authorities to determine the opening hours of businesses within their jurisdictions.  



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