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  5/28/2014, Iyar 28, 5774

Meretz: Jerusalem Day is the 'Holiday of the Occupation'

The extreme leftist Meretz party on Tuesday tabled a new bill calling for the Jerusalem Day Law, passed in 1998 and which makes the day a national holiday, to be cancelled.

The bill presented by Meretz would revert back to the Knesset’s declaration in 1968 that the 28th of Iyar - the day on which Jerusalem was unified during the Six Day War - will be a symbolic holiday.