Palestinian Unit of US Embassy in Jerusalem Downplays Judaism’s Holiest Day

The Palestinian unit of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem downplayed the holiest day on the Jewish calendar as nothing more than a “local holiday.”

While the official embassy — which moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018 at the behest of then-President Donald Trump — wished “a meaningful Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) to all those who observe this holy day,” the U.S. Palestinian Affairs Unit, which is part of the embassy, said only that its office would be closed Thursday “for the local holiday.”

The decision not to acknowledge the Jewish holy day came months after the embassy’s leaders posted a minute-long video observing the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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Source: Faithwire