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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Israel 2019 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Amended

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has released an amended version of its previously-released official list of the days in 2019 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2019 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel".
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Israel 2019 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has released the official list of the days in 2019 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2019 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel".
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2017

  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Israel 2018 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has released the official list of the days in 2018 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2018 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel".
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2016

  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Israel 2017 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has released the official list of the days in 2017 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2017 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel".
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Israel Votes Alyah National Holiday

    Haaretz (Tel Aviv) - Later today, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) is expected to unanimously approve the second and third reading of a bill which will introduce a new holiday in Israel to commemorate the Aliyah.
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2015

  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Israel 2016 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has officially released the list of days in 2016 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2016 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel".
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2014

  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Israel 2015 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has officially released the list of days in 2015 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2015 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel".
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2013

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Israel Referendum Public Holiday Restored

    The Times of Israel (Jerusalem) - The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation has approved the declaration of a national non-working public holiday in Israel, to coincide with a yet-to-be-announced "land for peace" referendum.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Israeli November 30 National Holiday

    Haaretz (Tel Aviv) - The Ministerial Committee for Legislation of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) has endorsed a proposal to declare November 30 as a national day to commemorate the eviction of Jews from many Arab countries following the creation of the state of Israel.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Israel 2014 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has officially released the list of days in 2014 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "Days on which BOI will not publish Foreign Exchange rates in 2014".
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Israeli Bank Holiday January 22

    Press Releases from the Central Elections Committee of Israel (Tel Aviv) - The Bank of Israel has issued a press release announcing that Tuesday, January 22, 2013, would also be a bank holiday in Israel (January 22, 2013, will not be considered a business day in the banking system).
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2012

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Israeli Public Holiday January 22

    Press Releases from the Central Elections Committee of Israel (Tel Aviv) - Israel's Central Elections Committee has issued a statement confirming that Tuesday, January 22, 2013, the date of the upcoming elections to the 19th Knesset, would be a non-working public holiday in Israel.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Israeli New Year Public Sector Holidays

    Israel's Ministry of Interior (Tel Aviv) - Many Israeli ministries, including Israel's Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Labour, have announced extended closures to coincide with the upcoming Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Israel 2013 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has officially released the list of days in 2013 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "Days on which BOI will not publish Foreign Exchange rates in 2013".
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2011

  • Jul
  • 19
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  • Israel 2012 Bank and Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Israel (BOI) - The Bank of Israel has officially released the list of days in 2012 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "Days on which BOI will not publish Foreign Exchange rates in 2012".
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2010

  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Israel To Consider Hebrew Language Holiday

    Ynet News (Jerusalem) - Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has announced that the Israeli cabinet will soon declare a national day for the revival and research of the Hebrew language.
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2009

  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Israel Declares February 10 Public Holiday

    The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem) - The government of Israel has announced that Tuesday, February 10, 2009, had been announced as a public holiday to coincide with that day's general elections.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Israel Election Day Update

    Haaretz (Tel Aviv) - An editorial in today's influential Haaretz newspaper makes the case for postponing the upcoming February 10 elections by 60 days. The Basic Law on the Knesset guarantees that Election Day be a national public holiday in Israel.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Israel General Elections On February 10

    Haaretz (Jerusalem) - The date of the upcoming general elections in Israel have been set for Tuesday, February 10, 2009. As per the current legislation, all general elections are public holidays in Israel.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Israel To Consider Abolishing Election Day Public Holiday

    The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem) - The Speaker of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament), Dalia Itzik, intends to soon convene a special session of the Knesset to pass legislation cancelling the public holiday on election day.
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • Israel Referendum Public Holiday In Question

    Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem) - The Knesset's Joint House and Law rejected the central election committee's demand that the upcoming national referendum's election day be a public holiday, due to the high costs for the Israeli economy.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Israel Approves Public Holiday For Golan Referendum Vote

    Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem) - Yesterday, the House and Law committees of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a nationwide vacation day (public holiday) in the event that a national referendum is called on the transfer of the Golan Heights to Syria. A specific date for such a referendum has not yet been set.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Israel Adds Ethiopian Sigd Festival To List Of National Holidays

    Israel News Network (Jerusalem) - Yesterday, Israel's Parliament voted in favor of recognizing the Ethiopian Sigd festival as a national holiday in the State of Israel. The holiday will henceforth be celebrated on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, and those observing it will, by law, be granted a vacation day.
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2007

  • May
  • 14
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  • Israel Considering Making Fridays Normal Working Days

    Arouts Sheva - The Knesset is set to vote on a proposal by the National Religious Party, which would make Sundays non-working days, while Fridays would become a normal working days.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Israel Moves Independence Day Public Holiday

    Private email from the Knesset - We now have an official confirmation that, in 2007, the date of Independence Day has been moved by one day, to Tuesday, April 24, 2007 (instead of Monday, April 23, 2007).
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2004

  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Israel Amends law On Independence Day Public Holiday

    Knesset (Jerusalem) - Last week, Israel's Parliament, the Knesset, approved law No.1930 amending the 1949 law on the Independence Day public holiday, so as to never have the Memorial Day national holiday start on a Saturday night.
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2003

  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Israel Support For Sundays Off Ebbs

    Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem) - Knesset support for making Sunday a non-working day has dropped significantly since the National Religious Party-sponsored proposal was approved on first reading last year, mostly due to the worsening economic situation.
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2002

  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Israel Sunday Day Off Law Advancing

    Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem) - Despite government opposition, the Knesset approved the first reading of a bill, aimed at reducing religious-secular tensions, and that would make Sunday a non-working day, in addition to Saturday.
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1997

  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Israel Considering Jerusalem Day Public Holiday

    Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem) - The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Law Committee has adopted a draft proposal that would make Jerusalem Day (Iyar 28 in the Hebrew calendar) an official holiday and an optional day off work.
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See also: Israel bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Israel)