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The Knesset

  • Knesset, Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem
  • Photo: The KnessetPhoto: The Knesset

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 338 traveler reviews
Parliament is a fine building
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 15, 2022

Israel has a unicameral Parliament. Think of the United States without a Senate, or States. The Knesset has 120 members; this is the Legislative branch. There is also a Cabinet; this is the Executive branch. The Courts form the Judicial branch. The President is largely ceremonial. The Local and Regional governments handle lower-level issues....

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Israel has a unicameral Parliament. Think of the United States without a Senate, or States. The Knesset has 120 members; this is the Legislative branch. There is also a Cabinet; this is the Executive branch. The Courts form the Judicial branch. The President is largely ceremonial. The Local and Regional governments handle lower-level issues. The Knesset is elected by nation-wide elections. The Knesset first met in 1949; it had no permanent home until 1966. The Knesset was constructed following a philanthropic donation by James "Jimmy" de Rothschild. The Knesset is a fine building, but please check that it is open when you want to attend.

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Accessible and Fascinating
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 16, 2020

The Knesset is a wonder of modern Israel and is incredibly accessible and entirely worth a visit. Highly recommended!

Very interesting tour, better than I expected.
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 4, 2020

We had a very knowledgeable and pleasant English-speaking tour guide (Chovav) who gave overviews of the building as well as the judicial system. He answered questions knowledgeably about the current political situation without bias. We brought along a picnic which we enjoyed afterwards in the lovely Garden. Make sure and bring your passport...

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We had a very knowledgeable and pleasant English-speaking tour guide (Chovav) who gave overviews of the building as well as the judicial system. He answered questions knowledgeably about the current political situation without bias. We brought along a picnic which we enjoyed afterwards in the lovely Garden. Make sure and bring your passport or they will not let you enter. Tours are given on Sundays and Thursdays, make sure to sign up for your preferred language.

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