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