|30/01/2015 19th Knesset, Third Session, Pre-Election Recess|
Tours of the Knesset during the winter assembly
Tours of the Knesset are being held as usual. The tours, however, do not include Chagall Hall, which is under renovation.
We appreciate your understanding and wish you a pleasant visit to the Israeli parliament.
On the Public Agenda
While summing up the work of the recently-dissolved 19th Knesset, Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said ”I am proud that in the limited amount of time we had at our disposal, very extensive parliamentary work was carried out here. We held hundreds of debates in the plenum and the committees, we approved dozens of laws and brought to every household in Israel the stormy public discourse related to every topic that touches our lives”
According to the original plan (from 1949) of the Government Complex at Sheikh Bader (Givat Ram), where was the Knesset supposed to be built?
Next to the planned convention center ("Binyanei Hauma")....
The 120 Knesset members are elected directly by the public to four-year terms. They represent all of the State of Israel's citizens.
Assembly of all the Knesset members in order to vote on bills, debate issues of national concern, and more. The Plenum is the central body of the Knesset, and has the highest authority within it.
In the various committees, the Knesset members discuss issues presented by the Knesset Presidium and the Plenum, as well as issues on the public agenda. They also prepare bills and approve them for a debate at the Knesset Plenum.