Things to do in Jerusalem -Knesset

 

The Knesset - Free guided tours

The Knesset

The Knesset

The Knesset Plenum

The Knesset Plenum

Chagall Hall

Chagall Hall

Overview


Until the end of 1949 the meetings of the Provisional State Council (Moetzet Hamedina Hazmanit) were held at the Tel Aviv Museum, the "Kessem" cinema, and the "San-Remo" hotel. On 26 December 1949, the Knesset moved to its temporary residence in "Beit Frumin" on King George Street in Jerusalem, and on 31 August, 1966 - to its permanent residence at Kiryat Ben Gurion.

The name "Knesset" derives from the "Great Knesset"  ("Great Assembly") which convened in Jerusalem after the return of the Jews to Eretz Yisrael from the Babylonian exile in the fifth century B.C.E. The number of Knesset Members was also determined on the basis of the number of members of the Great Knesset.

 

 

Guided tours of the Knesset Building - FREE
The Knesset offers guided tours (in Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Amharic, Yiddish, and Finnish).
              Only on Sundays and Thursdays
                    between 8:30am-2:30pm.
uBoth groups and individuals, must call and arrange their guided tour in advance.


 

Knesset Sessions - Open to the public
One may observe the Knesset sessions from the
public gallery. Session days & hours :  
Monday - 16:00 pm
Tuesday - 16:00 pm
Wednesday - 11:00 am
u Groups must call and arrange this visit
u Individuals may arrive directly with their identity cards or passports.

Note : To enter the Knesset passport or Israeli ID is required for each entering memeber.


For tour reservations call 
+972 -2- 675 34 20 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +972 -2- 675 34 20      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or
+972 -2- 675 34 16 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +972 -2- 675 34 16      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Knesset Mailing Address
The Knesset, HaKiryah Jerusalem 91950

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