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Israel Approves Public Holiday For Golan Referendum Vote

Source: Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
Posted: Friday, September 5, 2008
Updated: Monday, December 2, 2013

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.

The bill must be brought to the House Committee and the Knesset plenum for a vote before becoming law, but considering that election day is always a public holiday in Israel, it is safe to assume that this bill will pass.

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