Rivlin with puppet 370.
(photo credit: Tzachi Tzelniker)
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin is known to crack an occasional joke in the
plenum, but on Thursday, he spent the day in the Knesset with a group of
jokesters – The Jokesters, that is.
Children’s television program
Hakuntzonim (“The Jokesters”) filmed its Independence Day episode in the
Knesset. The show, which stars four yellow puppets, is aired on Hop!, the early
childhood network on cable and satellite TV.
The scenes filmed in the
Knesset are meant for children aged two to seven, and will explain concepts such
as the state symbols, laws, the national anthem and others.
puppet family – a father, mother, son and daughter – were filmed going on a tour
of the Knesset, which included visiting Rivlin’s office with a group of young
“The Knesset is for the whole nation, and the public should
feel connected to the Knesset at any age,” Rivlin said. “I am happy to cooperate
in creative cooperative efforts that will bring the Knesset closer to more
audiences, such as young children.”
Rivlin added that he enjoyed having
the children and puppets in his office, and hoped that they had a positive
experience in the Knesset.