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Author: Bob O'Dell

Published Date: February 03, 2016

Here were a few shots I took that day we visited the Knesset. Here is a menorah like no other.

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The following picture explains it:

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A view from inside one of the lobbies of the Knesset.

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Here is what the name plates look like. This one is for Ayoob Kara. Practice your Hebrew and find his name on the top line.

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Here is the entrance to the Speaker’s office. Unlike other offices, you cannot just walk in freely to this one.

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Here is what greats you when you walk in.

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Then looking right… A painting of the celebration at midnight on May 14, 1948.

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Looking left, a letter from Lord Rothschild.

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And behind a wall with picture of former Speakers of the Knesset.

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With some explanations…

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A final photo before we leave that office…

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Now in another part of a Knesset we make our way to the Synagogue for Gidon’s mid-day prayers. Here is Gidon about to go in.

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I follow Gidon and Gidon allows me to snap a quick photo as people are filing in.

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The person behind the desk is Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein! It is traditional for the highest ranking person to lead the prayers. However, everyone is welcome. Later the room was full with MKs, the Speaker, and people working in maintenance and security were all participating in the prayers. It was great to see everyone equally welcome.

The Knesset also has a Mosque for the Arab MKs. Many people forget that Israel has Arab representation in the Knesset as well. We didn’t go to the Mosque, but here was a sign showing the way.

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After we left I tried to get one quick shot of the Knesset building. It was tilted because Gidon was calling to me to hurry up and come to the car!

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