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Deaf and Hearing Impaired Hear the Book of Esther – Jerusalem

Mayor Nir Barkat addresses the audience in a special Purim reading of the Book of Esther for the deaf and hearing-impaired at Bet Zusman using special amplifiers, visual projection and simultaneous sign language translation. Jerusalem, Israel. 8-Mar-2012.

 

Purim celebrators are viewed through the eyes of a mask as they assemble at Bet-Zusman for a special Purim reading of the Book of Esther for the deaf and hearing-impaired with special amplifiers, visual projection sign language translation. Jerusalem, Israel. 8-Mar-2012.

Mayor Nir Barkat takes part in a special Purim reading of the Book of Esther for the deaf and hearing-impaired at Bet Zusman, as special amplifiers are used, visual projection on screen and simultaneous sign language translation. Jerusalem, Israel. 8-Mar-2012.

Mayor Nir Barkat shakes the hand of a boy in a race car driver costume in a special Purim reading of the Book of Esther for the deaf and hearing-impaired at Bet Zusman using special amplifiers, visual projection and simultaneous sign language translation. Jerusalem, Israel. 8-Mar-2012.

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Knesset Celebrates 63 Years in an Open House Event – Jerusalem

Thousands of Israelis visit the Knesset today as it opens its doors to the public hosting an Open House event on the occasion of the parliament’s 63 birthday. Speaker of the Knesset, Mr. Reuven “Rubi” Rivlin was quoted saying: ”The Knesset is the house of the people, and this will literally be true, when a crowd of thousands comes to the Knesset to enjoy a range of activities. The purpose of the ”Open House” is to celebrate the Knesset`s birthday in a way which will bring the public closer to the Knesset, its unique role and its operations. The happening taking place on Tu Bishvat will be a mix of educational activities, cultural events, exercises led by MKs and yearly traditional ceremonies. I can promise anyone who comes an exceptional experience.”

Many interactive activities took place in Parliament today including the Knesset Band who welcomed visitors in the front plaza, ‘Story Hour’ for children lead by MKs, an exhibition of the Knesset Guard dog handlers, symposiums lead by MKs on political issues for students, actors dressed as famous Israeli political leaders interacted with visitors and a workshop on hand-powered bicycles for the handicapped.

A kindergarten class from the Arab city Tayibe arrives to the Israeli Parliament for an open house celebration on the occasion of its 63rd birthday, exemplary of Israeli democracy and equality of rights. Jerusalem, Israel. 8th February 2012.

A row of photo portraits of past prime ministers decorates the halls of the Knesset as it opens its doors to the public for an Open House birthday celebration. First photo portrays legendary David Ben-Gurion. Jerusalem, Israel. 8th February 2012.

Children are mesmerized as MK Nachman Shai reads a story by Lea Goldberg to granddaughter’s kindergarten class in ‘Story Hour’. Thousands of Israelis visit the Knesset today for an open house celebration. Jerusalem, Israel. 8th February 2012.

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Physically Disabled Clash With Police In Jerusalem

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

Harsh struggles in Israel are not only of a military nature. Several dozens of physically disabled protesters fight to ‘be recognised as human beings and to fully integrate into society’ as well as for an increase in their social security benefits. Using the power of motorized wheelchairs protesters forcibly broke out of police barriers deployed to contain them in a small area.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

This is Day One of what demonstrators promise will be a long, hard, struggle. In the late 1990’s handicapped protesters conducted a similar battle with protests going on for over two months. Protesters describe their life as a daily struggle for survival; “We don’t need to beg! We’re entitled to respect!” Demonstration leaders claim they will not back down ‘until white smoke emerges from the chimney’.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

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