The Knesset is completing its preparations for the events which will be held in the parliament building on Tu Bishvat, the day on which the Knesset marks the 67th anniversary of its establishment. This year`s festivities will be held as part of the 50th anniversary of the Knesset building in Jerusalem.

Throughout the day, MKs will hold meetings and take part in activities along with the thousands of people who will be visiting the parliament building.

Tu Bishvat events marking Knesset`s 67th birthday to feature ”Twice Edelstein” panel

From left: Knesset Speaker Edelstein, MK Bahloul and Erez Edelstein

One of the main events will be a panel titled ”Twice Edelstein”, in which Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and the coach of Israel`s national basketball team, Erez Edelstein, will discuss leadership, sports, politics and issues that connect them. The panel, which will be held in the Knesset auditorium, will be hosted by MK Zouheir Bahloul, a former sportscaster.

Speaker Edelstein and Erez Edelstein met at the Knesset a few days ago to prepare for the panel. The two, who are not related, found numerous similarities between their roles, and they prepared, along with Bahloul, the main topics for discussion.

The Tu Bishvat events at the Knesset, which will be held on January 19, will conclude with a special plenary session during which President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opposition leader Isaac Herzog and Speaker Edelstein will speak.

Registration for the Tu Bishvat events at the Knesset is closed.

Another press release detailing all of the Tu Bishvat events will be issued later this week.