|World Briefs for May 17, 2014|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Israel seeks to make Yom Kippur a UN holiday
UNITED NATIONS — Israel has launched a campaign calling for the United Nations to recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday.
Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor sent a letter to all U.N. member states saying there are three major monotheistic religions but only two — Christianity and Islam — are recognized by the U.N. calendar.
“Such discrimination at the U.N. must end,” Prosor said in an excerpt of the letter sent to journalists Friday by Israel’s U.N. Mission.
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