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15 February 2009


The Knesset

15 February 2009

The Knesset is Israel’s legislative branch of government and some of us went there today for a little tour and something to do on a fabulous free day. The prime minister is the main leader, but there is a president too that that prime minister elects, who doesn’t have a lot of political significance. There are quite a few different parties. The Knesset (pronouced kah-ness-it) has 120 different members and is pretty much the main power in Israel.

It was really interesting listening and learning about the government here in Israel. And they just had elections last week, so it’s amazing being here. Now I need to go to DC and check out America’s government. :)
with the street sign that points to the Knesset on a beautiful sunny Jerusalem day
picture of the main building, which had some amazing artwork by Marc Chagall inside
Carly and I and our sweet, camel leather, 50 shekel, 12 dollar Jerusalem cruisers, as we were waiting for the taxi