President Shimon Peres on Tuesday spoke at the opening ceremony of the 19th Knesset, stating that "on its 64th birthday the Knesset has renewed confidence and renewed legitimacy."
"The eyes of the public are fixed on you, the MK's," Peres said to the 120 MKs assembled who he was wet to swear in.
The president mentioned that there were a record 48 new MKS in the 19th Knesset, and "an increasing number of female Knesset members, 27."
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