(ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) — The High Court has rejected a motion filed by a secularist NGO, to let the Cinema City movie theater complex near the High Court and Knesset operate on Sabbaths and Jewish holidays. The decision on whether to allow the operation of the complex on Sabbaths and holidays is now at the Jerusalem Municipality’s doorstep.

In the course of the High Court procedure, it turned out that the Cinema City operators do, indeed, want it to open on Shabbat. This was not clear before.

Councillor Aryeh King said that he is confident that the Municipality will vote against the opening of the business on Sabbath.

“The character of the Sabbath in the City of Jerusalem needs to be determined by the city’s residents,” explained King in a conversation with Arutz Sheva.

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