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Cover ex 1st Constituent Assembly, Jer. to Rechovot, properly franked, 1949
Item code: 0133466

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Cover ex first Consituent Assembly ("HaAsefa HaMekhonenet") in Jerusalem to a doctor at the Weizmann Institute, Rechovot, with special Assembly cachet, 15 Feb. 1949; properly franked 15m at the period's letter rate. The Constituent Assembly opened the day before in the Jewish Agency building, on the Jewish holiday of Tu BiShvat, following elections on the 25th of January. At this assembly the Israeli Parliament was officialy renamed the "Knesset". During the Assembly, on the 17th, Dr. Chaim Weizmann (for whom the Institute is named) was sworn in as Israel's first President.