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  5/27/2014, Iyar 27, 5774

Bill: Make Jerusalem Day a Full Holiday


Member of Knesset Yoni Chetboun (Jewish Home) introduced legislation, Monday, that would make Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) a national work holiday. Joining him were fellow Bayit Yehudi MK Motti Yogev, Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beytenu) and Nissim Ze'ev (Shas). Jerusalem Day, to be celebrated Tuesday night and Wednesday, commemorates the Hebrew-calendar anniversary of eastern Jerusalem being liberated during the Six Day War of 1967, with an emphasis on the Old City and the Western Wall of the Temple.

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