Palestinian Affairs Unit of US Embassy Gives Jewish Holidays the Voldemort Treatment

The Palestinian Affairs Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem “promotes and facilitates engagement between Americans and Palestinians at all levels of government, society, and the private sector.”

Apparently, this engagement includes not acknowledging Jewish holidays:

The “local holiday” to which they are referring is Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Why they would not mention it is anyone’s guess, but I suspect the mere mention of it sends many anti-Zionist-not-antisemitic palestinian Arabs into conniptions.

In case you were wondering, Rosh Hoshana got the same treatment:

I’m just thankful they at least mentioned 9/11, and not as “some US commemoration” or “some day some people did something”:

because some palestinian Arabs might be sensitive about that day too


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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