JERUSALEM (Aug. 28)
Jerusalem — and all of Israel — were ready today to participate in the dedication of Israel’s new Knesset (Parliament) building, to be celebrated Tuesday. Tonight, a huge menorah was lighted atop the new structure. The menorah had been brought Friday to the site where the new building stands, overlooking the surrounding Judean hills. Until now, it had been atop the old Knesset building in the center of Jerusalem.
At least 50 leaders of parliaments from free countries all over the world are here, or on their way to Jerusalem, for participation in the ceremonies. Over the weekend, Mrs. James de Rothschild, widow of Lord Rothschild, who had bequeathed the fund for the new building, arrived here with other members of the Rothschild family to take part in the Tuesday ceremonies. Britain’s Parliament will be officially represented by Dr. Horace King, speaker of the House of Commons.