The Knesset

The Knesset was first organized and assembled on February 14, 1949. Days after its first assembly, the parliamentary voted to diversify the name of the body to the Knesset which means great assembly or Great Synagogue, it is known today as the First Knesset. The Knesset is the legislative branch of the Israeli government which passes all laws, elects officers and important positions and supervises the work of the government through its agencies. The legislative body possesses indefinite powers involving important task and decision makings that crucial to the institution and citizenry.

The Knesset resides in Jerusalem in a quarter which was known as Sheikh Badr before the war erupted against the Arab and Israel in the late 1940′s, now it is called Givat Ram. It sits high on a pinnacle, like representing law, order and power. According to Jewish customs, Knesset was an assembly of 120 scholars, scribes, sages, and prophets, from the time of the end of the The Great Messengers of God  to the time of the development of Rabbinism.

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