Created: 02 March 2016
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.