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October 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Knesset Winter Session to Begin on Sunday

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Times of Israel – The Knesset’s winter session begins this coming Sunday. When the 120 members of the Knesset sit down in the plenum for the first time since the summer, they are sure to be pleasantly surprised by the new lighting and sound systems that were installed during the recess. For the first time, sprinklers will be seen watering the grassy sections of the Knesset grounds. Online, too, the parliament is going through much-needed renovations. Revamped websites, including in English, Arabic and Russian, and new online portals to key Knesset committees are being launched. A website for children that deals with the Knesset’s work is slated to launch in the coming weeks.

All these innovations and more will greet the MKs in the new session as part of a new effort to upgrade the Knesset’s aging infrastructures and streamline the public’s access to its lawmakers.

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