MKs propose bill to make Jerusalem Day a national holiday

A view of Jerusalem. Credit: Berthold Werner.

( MK Yoni Chetboun (Habayit Hayehudi) proposed a bill in the Knesset on Monday to have Jerusalem Day, which commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, made into an official national holiday in Israel.

This year’s Jerusalem Day is observed on Wednesday.

“Jerusalem Day has turned from a national celebration to something reserved for specific sectors of society,” Chetboun said, Israel Hayom reported. “Turning it into an official national holiday will give it the place it deserves within the Israeli experience, a national holiday for all of us.”

Chetboun added that he is hopeful the proposal would be implemented as early as next year.

Posted on May 27, 2014 .