Knesset committee calls to make ‘Unity Day’ official

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July 16, 2015 15:49

 
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The Knesset Education, Culture and Sport Committee called on Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev  and the Ministerial Committee on Ceremonies and Symbols to officially mark Unity Day on the national calendar. Education Committee chairman Ya’acov Margi (Shas) said he would initiate a bill to that effect if necessary.

Unity Day marks the memory of the three teens who were kidnapped and murdered last summer, Eyal Yifrah, Gil-ad Shaer and Naphtali Fraenkel. The day is an initiative of the boys’ families, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Gesher, an organization dedicated to Jewish identity and unity.

Bat-Galim Shaer, Gil-ad’s mother, spoke to the committee, saying that “last year we were exposed to the darkest of evils on the one hand – kidnapping murder – but on the other hand we were also exposed to such good, such unity, so many things that make the spirit soar.”

Margi said that marking Unity Day would help “keep the solidarity and unity in the nation, and we as leaders and public servants have a special requirement to support initiatives that will develop that important value.”

 





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