Now who's pulling the strings?: The newest political puppets in Knesset

New children’s TV show about the Israeli legislature aims to educate youngsters about the values of democracy.

September 3, 2015 17:40
Knesset puppets

Knesset Speak Yuli Edelstein (C) poses with 'Honorable Knesset' puppets. (photo credit: KNESSET SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE)


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Puppets and politicians rubbed elbows in the Knesset Thursday morning, at the launch of “Honorable Knesset,” a new children’s television show about the legislature.

The twelve-episode series, which will be aired on the Educational Channel, stars two puppets, named Hipster and Chakula, and two humans – Dov Navon of the sketch comedy show “Wonderful Country” and actress Dana Semo of the political comedy “Polishuk,” depicting reporters in the halls of the Knesset.

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The episodes focus on the legislative process, Knesset committees, the Green Knesset project, women in the Knesset and more.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said the Knesset has a goal to help educate Israelis about the values of democracy.

“This time, with the help of Chakula and Hipster, we found a creative and entertaining way to do it,” he said. “The project is another way to encourage the younger generation to be involved citizens who want to have an influence on the future of Israel, using democratic tools.”

The show will premiere on September 20 and be aired Monday-Thursday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the Educational Channel.

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