The Palestinians are considering bringing their statehood bid for a vote at the UN on Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur, two of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar, according to reports that have reached the Foreign Ministry.
By doing so, the Palestinians hope to neutralize Israel's ability to speak before the assembly or exert pressure behind the scenes, Yedioth Aharonoth reported.
One of the dates that is repeatedly heard is September 27, a day before Rosh Hashana. However, new information suggests that it might take place during the holiday itself. If the vote is held on Yom Kippur, there will not be a single Israeli diplomat at the UN.