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32 nations back Judaismís Yom Kippur as UN holiday
Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:46 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer

Posted on 07/30/2014 7:57:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday.

The letter to the assembly’s Committee on Conferences, circulated on Wednesday, says the U.N. “recognizes the major festivals of many of the world’s main religions, yet Judaism is not represented.”

“We believe that the United Nations calendar should reflect the organization’s founding principles of coexistence, justice and mutual respect,” the 32 countries said. “We urge the United Nations to correct this inequity and recognize the holiest day of the Jewish faith.” …

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TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: judaism; un; unholidays; yomkippur

1 posted on 07/30/2014 7:57:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

the very same United Nazis store bombs for the Hamas terrorists in the UNRWA schools, where they also teach the youth to hate Christians and Jews

so,
this resolution is nice, but of no practical value, IMHO


2 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:25 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: faithhopecharity

At least the letter stuck it to the UN by pointing out that “Judaism is not represented”.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 8:04:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: faithhopecharity

I didn’t see Russia or any of the eastern orthodox countries. Beck, even Albania is there.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 8:09:16 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Olog-hai
I am actually shocked and surprised that the US is included in the request. With Obama and his foreign policy, I would expect him to resist this. Unless of course the request was made without him knowing it or approving it. Or maybe he is allowing it to keep up pretenses so that the majority of American Jews maintain their blind support for him.
5 posted on 07/30/2014 8:13:43 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Olog-hai

Who gives a Pbbbbbbt what the UN thinks.
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6 posted on 07/30/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Olog-hai

ok yes. thanks!


7 posted on 07/30/2014 9:50:22 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Olog-hai
Tellingly, the democracies of Europe were absent from that list.

There are 57 Muslim nations. None were on that list--perhaps Albania and Nigeria, but then they both have large Christian populations, and perhaps they're in power at the moment--but you don't see any support from countries you might expect.

I guess Europe would like to support it (would they?!) but their large Muslim minorities might get a bit restive were they to do so. Sad, because we owe so much of who we are not only to ancient Greece, but to ancient Israel. Very sad.

Expect this to get BLOCKED in the U.N. just as the Darfur* military action/aid got blocked in the U.N.--the Moslem voting bloc of 57 nations will stop it cold in the General Assembly.

*Darfur was blocked by the Moslems, who were using jet fighters to strafe black African farmers to clear them off the land the Muslims wanted. And worse. Normally, the world would have done something, but not against an influential voting bloc like that.

The U.S. declared it a "genocide" (yet, oddly, Bush never was credited for this) and was prepared to act in concert with other governments, but the UN would never vote to declare it a "genocide," and so they claimed they could not act. Now you know the REST of the story!

8 posted on 07/31/2014 2:14:19 AM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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but their large Muslim minorities might get a bit restive were they to do so

I doubt they'd even notice. That level of politics is way above their event horizon. They operate mostly on the street thug level.

9 posted on 07/31/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: sauron

Hungary has virtually no Muslim population to speak of, and their antisemitism is quite virulent.

There aren’t any “democracies” in Europe. Only to the extent of the socialist definition of the term. And the EU’s government in Brussels is a copy of the Soviet government.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 3:52:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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