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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem


Description: Excursions to the Knesset building of the State of Israel Parliament, the main legislative body, are conducted by the Parliament's Public Relations Service. Guided tours are available for individual visitors on Sundays and Thursdays at specific hours in seven languages. The length of the tour is an hour and a half. To book an excursion, to inquire about the dress code and safety rules, please contact the Parliament Press Service of the Invitations and Permits Department: Phone: 02-675-3337 Fax: 02-649-6589 E-mail: Tours@knesset.gov.il or on the Parliament website: https : //main.knesset.gov.il/EN/activity/Pages/Visit.aspx Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
The Knesset “gathering” or “assembly” is the unicameral national legislature of the State of Israel. The Knesset passes all laws, elects the president and prime minister, approves the cabinet and oversees the work of the government. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
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Ceremonies and ceremonies are held in the central lobby of the parliament. It is decorated with three tapestries by Marc Chagall. It took 8 years to create them. They are woven from 144 multi-colored threads. The middle tapestry symbolizes the past. Left present and right future. King David is depicted in a red tapestry in a red robe. Colors resemble desert and outcome. Moses is also shown here in a white robe with the tablets of the covenant. But in fact, two images are depicted twice. That is, according to the plan of Chagall, the leaders should be not only large and above the people, but in it and in the middle of it. King David is also depicted on the right tapestry, followed by a female image. Perhaps this is Bella Rosenfeld's wife and the love of Chagall's whole life, and below is an inverted violinist - Chagall himself. Right tapestry - return to Zion. Multicolor is the multifaceted nature of the people. Holidays are what unites people and preserves tradition. This is the 60s - the years of the great wave of immigration. On tapestries 2 dates. The year the sketch was created and the year the tapestries were created. On this tapestry, the year 1964 is the time when Chagall created the sketch, and the year 1968 is the creation of the tapestry. Over the years, in 1967, Jerusalem was liberated and united into one city - the capital of Israel. The right tapestry is the future - the prophecy of Isaiah the dream of Jacob and the story of the wise judgment of Solomon or of the virgin Mary and the baby. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
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This mosaic panel, as well as mosaics on the floor, is also the work of Marc Chagall. The menorah in the center is the symbol of the Knesset and the emblem of Israel. Above it is depicted the Western Wall and an angel inviting the scattered tribes to return to Zion. All the stones used in the mosaics are natural stones of the geology of Israel. Only in the lights of the menorah there is Moran glass. Chagall's signature in Yiddish. He put such a signature in his early work, he considered it necessary to put it here. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
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Before us is the Declaration of Independence of Israel. Its original, already for 20 years, is stored in the archive. 37 members of the people's council put their signatures on it. First Ben Gurion, then remaining in alphabetical order. Due to corrections and changes that were made until the last moment, there was no time left for creating a clean, calligraphic text, by a special scribe on parchment, so the signatures were put on a blank sheet, and then the text itself was written in calligraphy. The declaration does not have the signature of the first president of the country, Chaim Weizmann. This story is full of rumors and is shrouded in hundreds of gossip, even to the point that Weizmann was offended by Ben Gurion for signing first, and Weizman was forced to sign like everything in alphabetical order. However, if we look at the historical events of that time, we will understand that on the day of signing the declaration of independence, Weizman was not a member of the people's council. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Conference hall. On the balcony there are places for guests and above for the general public. Each deputy is assigned his place for years of cadence. All rows of seats are made in the form of Hanukkah. The seats of deputies are immovable and unchanged, and the seats of ministers are movable and subject to change. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
At a large table at the head of the hall are places for the speaker of parliament and the stands for speakers. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Above the stands and the chair of the speaker is a place of honor for the president of the country. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
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The modern parliament building was built in the 60s. Before that, the parliament was located in the so-called Frumin's house in the city center. The building was named after the Frumin family, which began the construction of this house before the War of Independence, as a residential building with rows of shops on the ground floor. There, in 1957, a hand grenade was thrown into the meeting room. Monday Tuesday and Wednesday plenary meetings. You can attend them. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Next to the plenary room are the modern premises of the parliament, intended for the work of parliamentary commissions. Here in the corridor presents are gifts from different countries, which are presented to the speaker of the parliament during state visits. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
All the premises for the parliamentary commissions are located on three floors and open to the city, as if emphasizing the element of transparency. There are permanent commissions and there are temporary ones. In total, the Knesset of the current convocation has 20 commissions, 12 permanent and 8 temporary. We visited the constant commission room - financial. Translated with Google Translate
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Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
On the square in front of the parliament, a memorial of the eternal flame in memory of the soldiers of Israel, as well as three high flags and 12 lower. Three high flags symbolize 3 branches of government, and 12 small - 12 tribes of Israel. Translated with Google Translate
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Menorah - Menorah near the Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
Menorah - Menorah near the Knesset - Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem
The menorah is a bronze menorah with a height of 4.30 m, a width of 3.5 m and a weight of 4 tons. It was created by Benno Elkan (1877-1960), a Jewish sculptor who escaped from the Nazis, having left Germany for Great Britain. This menorah was presented to the Knesset as a gift from the Parliament of the United Kingdom on April 15, 1956 in honor of the eighth anniversary of the independence of Israel. Translated with Google Translate
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