Tour Station 3: The Knesset Guard
The Knesset has its own guard and usher unit, headed by the Sergeant-at-Arms. The Knesset
guard is in charge of security in the Knesset compound and building, and of protecting their
The usher unit is in charge of maintaining order within the building.
The Knesset guard participates in official state ceremonies, within the Knesset compound and
in the ceremony of the lighting of the torches at Mount Herzl on the eve of Independence Day.
In the Knesset building and its compound the guard or usher has the right to stop any person
without a warrant, if there is reason to believe that he has committed an offence within the
limits of the Knesset's immunity.
The Guard of Honor
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