Bill seeks to make Jerusalem Day a vacation day

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May 27, 2014 16:47

 
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Jerusalem Day will be a vacation day, if a bill proposed by MK Yoni Chetboun (Bayit Yehudi) becomes law.

Chetboun submitted the bill this week ahead of the holiday on Wednesday, pointing out that in recent years, Jerusalem Day became more of a holiday for religious Zionists and less one for the general population.

Jerusalem Day marks "a significant event in the history of all of Israel and this day cannot become sectorial," Chetboun stated.

"Turning it into a vacation day will give it the appropriate place in the Israeli experience, as a national holiday for all of us like Independence Day, Remembrance Day and Holocaust Remembrance Day," he said. "I hope that next year, every home in Israel will celebrate the unification of Jerusalem."

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