J'lem city hall disassociating from Sat. events following haredi pressure

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The Jerusalem Municipality is disassociating itself from the "Hamshushaliyim" events taking place on Shabbat, Army Radio reported Thursday, following pressure of ultra-orthodox factions in city hall. Members of United Torah Judaism demanded that the notices on the events be removed from the city's official Website, as they promote cultural events, such as tours, musical performances and film screenings, which at times desecrate the sanctity of the Jewish day of rest.