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  5/16/2014, Iyar 16, 5774

Israel Seeks UN Recognition for Yom Kippur


Israel's UN mission on Friday launched a campaign to get official UN recognition for Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, AFP reports.

The United Nations has decreed 10 official holidays, including Christmas and the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, but there is no corresponding Jewish holiday recognized on the body's official calendar, said Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor in a letter to his colleagues.

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