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Knesset
The Knesset is the unicameral legislature of Israel, located in Givat Ram, Jerusalem.-Role in Israeli Government :The legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset passes all laws, elects the President and Prime Minister , approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government...
Timeline of Events
1949
2.14.1949
The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
12.13.1949
The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.
1950
1.23.1950
The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
7.5.1950
Zionism: the Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
1957
10.29.1957
Israel's prime minister David Ben Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when a hand grenade is tossed into Israel's parliament, the Knesset.
1977
11.19.1977
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
1980
7.30.1980
Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law
1981
12.14.1981
Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel's Knesset passes ''The Golan Heights Law'', extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights.