Knesset / Where to go in Jerusalem

A Knesset Museum in Jerusalem


Photo: Miriam Woelke



The first Knesset building of the State of Israel is a construction site. The photos do not show the actual building, as it is covered with posters. The building will serve as a new Knesset museum.

Location: King George Street, Corner Hillel – Ben Yehudah Street in downtown Jerusalem.

I think that this old building was in use until 1966, when the Knesset moved to a new location: Far away from the downtown area and located across the Israel Museum.Β 


Photo: Miriam Woelke

2 thoughts on “A Knesset Museum in Jerusalem

  1. I sat in the visitor’s gallery when I was fourteen. I saw ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and the whole gang of those times. It was indeed 1966 when the Knesset moved to its present home. A young woman of leftist sympathies with whom I was then keeping company declined to attend the ceremony dedicating the new building because much of its budget had been donated by the Rothschild family.

  2. B”H

    You really knew the old crew (government). πŸ™‚

    The money mostly came from the Rothschild’s but the irony is that the present location belongs to the Greek Orthodox Church. All the property where we find the Israel Museum, Knesset, and the ministries belong to the Greek Orthodox Church. So, your leftist friend could have gone. πŸ™‚

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