Israel seeks to make Yom Kippur a UN holiday
Associated Press
Published: 16.05.14, 21:42
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1. Religious holidays are for your home, not for a public place
Michael ,   California, USA   (05.16.14)
Holidays need to have historical meanings, such as declaration of independence, signing an agreement to end a war, or landing on the moon. Yom kippur is not a historical day with meaning to a wide public, so it cannot be the basis for a UN holiday. Neither is Christmas a historical day. Personally, I like the day of Yom Kipur for bike riding on freeways and wish there was a day like this every month. Maybe yom kippur can serve the basis for a Clean Air holiday, a day without car exhaust emissions?
2. Jews want their "half", even though Jews are only 1 in 500
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.16.14) only 14 million Jews worldwide. While Christians are nearly 1 in 3, at 2.3 Billion, and Muslims are nearly 1 in 4, at 1.6 Billion, out of 7.2 Billion total population worldwide.
3. That's right .. and the UN must cancel Eid Ul Fitr barbarity
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.16.14)
4. UN should take a break on Friday out of respect to
Miron ,   USA   (05.17.14)
people of holy Quoran, Saturday for people of Torah, and Sunday for Christian folk. And... this is how UN actually does work.
5. no. 2 - intellectual midget like you will never understand
6. Forget it...
rom ,   israel   (05.17.14)
It's not going to happen.
7. Seek cooperation
Matan ,   the Netherlands   (05.17.14)
Maybe Israel can work together with let's say India to also include Hindu holidays. Two makes a stronger voice than one.
8. Without Judaism, no Christianity & Islam!
tiki ,   belgium   (05.17.14)
That's their problem!
9. 3 not mine.
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.17.14)
10. UN Yom Kippur
WENDY Duke ,   England   (05.17.14)
Wow! would of thought that would of been automatic. same in schools. Gods Holy Days not recognised,
11. And the answer is..................
Darren Ben John ,   Townsville Australia   (05.18.14)
NEVER! Prosor is a fool anyway. BDS!
12. #9 Of course its not yours, Benazi,
A ,   Belgium   (05.18.14)
you wouldn't know the truth even if it smacked you in the face with an overflowing bedpan.
13. To: No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.18.14)
And we have more Nobel Prizes per capita than anyone else. So shut up and go wallow in your incredible Christian mediocrity.
14. Unlucky #13
Darren Ben John ,   Townsville Australia   (05.19.14)
Jews are very selective as to which Nobel prizes are "real" in their eyes. Don't forget that your good friends Arafat and Obama have also won Nobel Prizes. Have you won one Sarah?
15. no. 9 - intelligent comments are never yours
16. 9 not mine
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.19.14)
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