Danon: Make Nov. 29 ‘National Zionism Day’

Likud MK says day UN ended British Mandate in Palestine "a significant milestone in building the state."

November 29, 2011 05:24
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MK Danny Danon

MK Danny Danon 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

In honor of November 29, the day the UN voted on the Partition Plan and the end of the British Mandate in Palestine, MK Danny Danon (Likud) proposed Monday that the historic day be made a national holiday.

Danon plans to draft a bill that would make November 29 “National Zionism Day,” which would be commemorated in schools, army bases and government institutions.

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“We cannot forget this important date and the value of Zionism, which are an essential part of the story of the establishment of the State of Israel,” Danon said.

“November 29 is a significant milestone in building the state, and we must make sure the topic is ingrained in the Israeli consciousness forever.”

The Likud MK’s proposal also includes an hour of class-time and an official ceremony to commemorate the vote and its contribution to the establishment of the state.

Danon has yet to officially submit his “National Zionism Day” bill, and hopes to get the approval of Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar before doing so.

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