|22/05/2015 20th Knesset, First Session, Summer Assembly|
On the Public Agenda
Following the death of four Jews at the Hyper Cacher market in Paris, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein says, ”One can hope that now there will be a better understanding that terror is terror, and that there is no difference between the terror of ISIS and that of Hamas. We must find a way to engage in dialogue with those who are willing to listen, and at the same time fight uncompromisingly against those who are on the other side of the red line”
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")....
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