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The Knesset approved in first reading a law on may 9

July 25, at the plenary session of the Knesset was approved in the first reading the law on may 9, deputies from the party «Israel Our home» Oded forera. The legislative initiative of the NDI was approved unanimously: it was supported by 28 MPs.

In accordance with this bill, the Victory Day over the Nazis in world war II will be officially celebrated in Israel on may 9 at the state level and it will make the registry public holidays.
According to Oded forera, the promotion of this bill was not easy.

Twice at different stages of Ministers has postponed its consideration. But the pressure from Yisrael Beiteinu, as well as public outrage contributed to the fact that in the end, the bill on the Day of Victory once again was put to a vote of the Ministerial Committee on legislation and approved.

«We thank all the deputies who joined us and supported our bill, We were able to raise this issue on the agenda and to explain to the deputies of the Knesset of its importance. It is our duty and as parliamentarians and as citizens of the state of Israel, to preserve and perpetuate the memory of the Day of Victory for future generations. We must do it. It should never be forgotten.
More than 1.5 million Jews fought in the Second world war in the armies of the allies against the Nazis. For veterans of the Second world war living in Israel, this date – may 9, has a symbolic meaning. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of victory over the Nazis for our country, for the entire Jewish people,» said Oded Forer.

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The Knesset approved in first reading a law on may 9 26.07.2017

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