Today, 68 years ago   

on  14/02/2017 
Tags: Israel
The first sitting of Israel’s house of representatives

On February 14, 1949, the first sitting of Israel’s house of representatives took place at the Jewish Agency building in Jerusalem, in what later was called Weizmann Hall.
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Two days after the meeting, it was decided to name the body the “Knesset", after the Great Assembly, (“Haknesset Hagedolah"), the supreme authority of the Jewish people during the early Second Temple period.
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Today the complex houses the National Institutions – the Jewish Agency, Keren Hayesod-UIA, the World Zionist Organization and Keren Kayemet LeIsrael.

Photo: Hugo Mendelsohn, Government Press Office.


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