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        2/17/2014, Adar 17, 5774

      Thousands Protest Knesset Symbol Change


      At least 13,000 people have signed a petition against changing the design of the symbol of the Knesset. The changes are being pushed by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and several other MKs.

      Leading the campaign against the changes is David Sela, chairman of the Society for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Sela said that the Knesset symbol was chosen back in 1949 by a plebiscite. “Now, in order to 'modernize' it for for other reasons, there are people who want to change it,” he said.