Wednesday, September 2, 2009

They Paved The Holy City, Put Up A Parking Lot

When Jerusalem's municipal government opened a new parking lot for those visiting the Old City, ultra-Orthodox Jews begin protesting and rioting because it's open on the Sabbath:
Yoelish Kraus, the operations chief for the Eda Haredit, the militantly Orthodox organization behind the protests, said the mayor’s mistake was announcing the opening of the parking lot at a news conference. As soon as there is a public sanction for violating the Sabbath, he said, “we have to fight.”

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