President Peres bangs the gavel to signal that we are in session, and announces the opening of parliament.

President Shimon Peres opens the swearing-in ceremony for the 19th Knesset on Tuesday, February 5 (image capture: Knesset Channel)

President Shimon Peres opens the swearing-in ceremony for the 19th Knesset on Tuesday, February 5 (image capture: Knesset Channel)

Singer Kobi Aflalo opens proceedings as the new MKs adjust to their new surroundings, with a rendition of Sea of Mercy.

Koby Aflalo sings "Yam Harahamim" (Sea of Mercy) at the sswearing in ceremony of the 19th Knesset on Tuesday, February 5 (image capture: Knesset Channel)

Koby Aflalo sings “Yam Harahamim” (Sea of Mercy) at the sswearing in ceremony of the 19th Knesset on Tuesday, February 5 (image capture: Knesset Channel)

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