Prominent rabbonim affiliated with the dati leumi community have decided to break their silence and speak out about government sponsored Chilul Shabbos. The rabbonim, including Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita, Rabbi Yaakov Ariel Shlita, Rabbi Dov Lior Shlita, Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita, spoke of the long-standing Shabbos status quo that has been maintained in Israel throughout the years.

The rabbonim speak of the fact that government mosdos and agencies always kept Shabbos publicly, adding today there are efforts to operate buses Shabbos and the state is about to sanction soccer on Shabbos. They express fears that if soccer obtains official approval for Chilul Shabbos along with Israel Railways maintenance, the situation will result in widespread deterioration of Shmiras Shabbos, which must maintain of paramount importance.

They call on the prime minister to continue in the path of publicly maintaining Shabbos and limiting Chilul Shabbos as has been the practice to date.