Jerusalem - Rugby Team Denied Funding For Playing on Shabbat
Jerusalem - A committee responsible for appropriations in the Jerusalem municipality has decided not to fund the local rugby team after religious city council members discovered the team plays on Shabbat.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that he would have the committee’s funding decisions overturned by the city council. The rugby team, which has been in existence for the past 30 years but has never asked for city funding, is seeking NIS 10,000 in municipal support. The team’s 15 players include foreign journalists and U.N. employees based in Israel.
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