|01/09/2014 19th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess|
Knesset closed to visitors in September
Throughout the month of September there will be no guided tours of the Knesset for the general public due to the summer recess and renovations that are being done in the parliament building. For additional information, please contact the Knesset Visitors Center at 02-6753337
On the Public Agenda
Police official tells Knesset committee at least one of the recent incidents in which a synagogue was set on fire was nationalistically motivated; MK Tsur says investigations into phenomenon not yielding impressive results. MK Feiglin: ”Attacks on our holy places begin in the most sacred place – the Temple Mount”
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