Eleven beauty queens from the United States visited the Knesset on Wednesday at the initiative of ”The Face of Israel,” a public diplomacy project that was formed to enhance understanding and awareness of Israel among key groups and individuals. The former beauty pageant winners currently work as community leaders, models and actors.

The beauty queens, who asked to visit the Knesset and learn about Israeli democracy, met with Knesset Director-General Ronen Plot, who welcomed them and offered explanations about parliament`s preparations for the opening of its winter session. The beauty queens also had lunch with MK Penina Tamanu-Shata (Yesh Atid) and were given a tour of the Knesset building.

The Face of Israel offers tours of the country for public opinion leaders from around the world in an effort to familiarize them with Israel and the conflicts within it.

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