In Jerusalem

Happy 65th birthday, Knesset!

Until the end of 1949 the meetings of the Provisional State Council were held at the Tel Aviv Museum, the Kessem Cinema and the San Remo Hotel in the White City.

The Knesset.
Photo by: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post

The name Knesset derives from the Knesset Hagadol (the Great Assembly) which convened in Jerusalem after the return of the Jews to Eretz Yisrael from the Babylonian exile in the fifth century BCE.

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