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30/01/2015   19th Knesset, Third Session, Pre-Election Recess
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Knesset Speaker in Theresienstadt: ”From this place we understand the importance of the State of Israel”
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, speakers and members of parliaments from around the world hold a memorial ceremony at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic. ”Israel is the best proof of the victory of the Jewish nation, as many of the survivors and their children now live in Israel and have taken up key positions within it,” Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein says in his speech


Parties submit their list candidates ahead of March 17 elections for the 20th Knesset
Parties submit their list candidates ahead of March 17 elections for the 20th Knesset
Israel`s political parties are submitting their list of candidates for the 20th Knesset to the Chairman of the Central Elections Committee, Supreme Court Judge Salim Joubran. The process is being conducted at the Knesset building. The parties are also submitting the letters that will represent them on the ballots on Election Day


Press Releases
28/1/2015 - Speaker of the Knesset at Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Theresienstadt: ”From this place we understand the importance of the State of Israel”
27/1/2015 - MK Sheetrit to address Bavarian parliament on Holocaust Remembrance Day
27/1/2015 - The Knesset signs ”green” pact with Albanian parliament
26/1/2015 - Knesset Speaker Edelstein to attend Prague events marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps
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Tours of the Knesset during the winter assembly

Honored visitors,

Tours of the Knesset are being held as usual. The tours, however, do not include Chagall Hall, which is under renovation.

We appreciate your understanding and wish you a pleasant visit to the Israeli parliament.


On the Public Agenda
While summing up the work of the recently-dissolved 19th Knesset, Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said ”I am proud that in the limited amount of time we had at our disposal, very extensive parliamentary work was carried out here. We held hundreds of debates in the plenum and the committees, we approved dozens of laws and brought to every household in Israel the stormy public discourse related to every topic that touches our lives”


Yesteryear
30/1/1968
The Knesset discusses the significance of culture in an active democracy. MK Avraham Verdiger: ”The topic we are discussing centers on the essence of the culture of life. For us, culture means elevation, the elevation of man; it does not mean external civilization, which is also sometimes defined as culture.”



The Zealots’ Alliance was the name of a radical religious underground that operated in Israel during the years 1950-1953....



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