Israel’s first deaf MK gives maiden Knesset speech in sign language

Yamina MK Shirly Pinto, Israel’s first deaf lawmaker, gives her maiden speech in the Knesset in sign language.

When she is finished, Knesset members respond by signing applause and giving her a standing ovation.

Pinto is immediately surrounded by lawmakers who congratulate her, with Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu the first to bump elbows with the new MK.

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