Israel is governed by a multi-party system, whose elected members meet in the Knesset (Parliament). The building was ... More
Israel is governed by a multi-party system, whose elected members meet in the Knesset (Parliament). The building was completed in August 1966. Its entrance gate was designed by sculptor David Palombo. Inside, visitors will enjoy the wall hanging and mosaics designed by Marc Chagall. In the plenum, an engraved stone wall forms the background for the speakers platform. Galleries accommodate the public, members of the press, the diplomatic corps, and the President of Israel and his guests. The Knesset offers guided tours in Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Amharic, Yiddish, and Finnish for the public. A passport is required to enter the building.
Jaffa Gate opens onto a plaza at the entrance to the Christian Quarter shopping area, as well as leading (on
the right) to the Armenian Quarter and Mount Zion. From here visitors can enter the Ramparts Walk for a ...
YMCA Tower was designed by Arthur Lewis Harman, the same architect who planned the Empire State Building, this high tower
is a city landmark. In addition to the view, the structure contains a 35 bell carillon and three chapels ...
The dying wish (albeit unfulfilled) of Scotland's king, Robert the Bruce, was that his heart be buried in Jerusalem, commemorated
in a small plaque in the church floor. Completed in 1927, St Andrew's is also a memorial to Scottish ...