Source: 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.
The aforementioned announcement specifies that some services are excluded, in particular "services that operate on Shabbat or holidays on special schedules will operate at the same times on Elections Day".
As per Article 10 of the Knesset law, election days are still public holidays in Israel (27-Jan-2009), despite attempts to the contrary by the Speaker of the Knesset, Dalia Itzik, a few years ago (16-Nov-2008).
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