After Michaeli vowed that Tel Aviv's light rail will operate on the Sabath

Israel's Shin Bet agency will boost the security detail of Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli following a wave of threats against the official on social media and elsewhere.

The Labor party, led by Michaeli, said in a statement Monday that the minister's security detail was beefed up "in light of increased threats."

Michaeli drew ire from Israel's ultra-Orthodox sector last week by saying that Tel Aviv's light rail — currently in advanced stages of construction — will operate on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest.... Read More: i24