Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Welcoming Yoel Edelstein to Parliament

Bob was pleased to meet the Speaker of the Knesset, the Hon. Yuli (Yoel) Edelstein, at a briefing session held by the Inter-Parliamentary Union during his official visit to the United Kingdom. He also attended a dinner held in the Speaker's House to welcome the senior Israeli politician to the UK.

Edelstein was one of the founders and leaders of Yisrael BaAliyah, a party of new immigrants that ran for the Knesset for the first time in 1996 and won an unprecedented 7 seats in the 14th Knesset. In March 2015, Edelstein was elected to his second term as Speaker in the 20th Knesset by a large majority and without opposition.

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