Knesset kicks off celebrations for the iconic building’s 50th birthday

The 50th year since the current Knesset building was constructed begins on August 30, and the Knesset has a long series of events planned to mark the event, which guests from around the world are expected to attend.

“The 50 years that passed in the current Knesset building include exciting, surprising and sometimes painful historic moments that belong to all Israelis,” Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said. “More than ever, the values of democracy that the Knesset represents are significant to Israeli society.”

Edelstein added that democracy will be the theme of the celebrations and said he is certain the events will bring positive attention to the Knesset and its importance to the Israeli public.


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