Geva Newsreel 459, 1970

Events Mark 21 Years of the Knesset

1 Minute, 1970
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Directed by: Unknown
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A few of the events marking 21 years of activity of the Knesset have been canceled, in light of the death of IDF soldiers in Operation Rhodes on the island of Shadwan and the explosion of a truck in an accident in Eilat. However, two events take place in a limited format. School students and new immigrants who recently immigrated to Israel, participate in a planting ceremony at the Knesset garden in Givat Ram. in the presence are of Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Barkat. In addition, 130 soldiers from various corps visit the Knesset building and meet Speaker Barkat. New Jewish immigrants are also greeted in the Knesset and are seen sitting in a conference hall and listening to a lecture. A Knesset session of the day is also depicted, which opens in a moment of silence, in memory of the soldiers who were killed in the explosion in Eilat and Operation Rhodes. Minister Yisrael Galili arrives at the Knesset for the first time since the inauguration of the new government a month ago, after recovering from a car accident.

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