'These People Lived Their Ideology'

A three-part television series that begins airing tonight showcases the towering figures who were members of the first Knesset.

On February 14, 1949, a month after the State of Israel held its first election, the newly elected members of the Constituent Assembly convened. There was a feeling in the air that a miracle had just occurred. The voice of the newly elected speaker of the assembly, Joseph Shprinzak, trembled with emotion as he bowed to and thanked his colleagues for the honor and privilege of being an elected representative of...