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Orthodox Sect in Jerusalem Opens Petition Campaign to Halt Public Festivities

Neturai Karta, an extremely Orthodox sect living in this city, today began a huge petition campaign calling on the government to and all public festivities in Jerusalem. Otherwise, the memorandum threatens, the signatories will not pay their taxes to the Jerusalem municipality.

Meanwhile, thousands of Jewish pilgrims from all over the country are flocking to this city to celebrate Jerusalem Week, which is being sponsored by the municipality and the Ministry of Religion. Many of the pilgrims have brought with them sacred objects saved from the fascists and Nazis in Europe.