The Sherman Grinberg Film Library: Israel & Palestine Footage

Paramount Newsreel, 14 February, 1949: First Session of the Knesset of Israel

1 Minute, 1949
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Directed by: Unknown
Production Company:Paramount
Language: Silent
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The first session of the Knesset of Israel convenes at the National Institutions Building in Jerusalem. A large crowd gathers outside the building, while Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion arrives at the building, as well as elected Knesset Members like Shmuel Mikunis and Meir Vilner. Afterwards, the opening session of the first Knesset is depicted, where Knesset Speaker Yosef Sprinzak holds the meeting alongside Speakers Deputy, Yosef Burg. Various Knesset Members are seen in the meeting, like Haim-Moshe Shapira, Dov Yosef, Golda Meir and others.

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