Source: BBC News
An Israeli government minister has resigned in a dispute about railway maintenance on the Sabbath.
The Health Minister, Yaakov Litzman, is a member of the ultra-orthodox United Torah Judaism party that helps keep Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition in power.
Ultra-orthodox Jews object to work being carried out on the Sabbath – the Jewish day of rest.
However, the coalition does not appear to be in jeopardy for now.
A spokesman for Mr Litzman’s party told AFP it had no plans to leave the coalition “at this stage”.