King George Street (Jerusalem)
King George Street (Hebrew: רחוב המלך ג'ורג, Rehov HaMelekh George) is a street in central Jerusalem which joins Ben-Yehuda Street and Jaffa Road to form the Downtown Triangle central business district. The street was named in honor of King George V on December 9, 1924.
King George Street was dedicated in honor of the seventh anniversary of the British conquest of Jerusalem under General Allenby. The inauguration took place in 1924, in the presence of Sir Herbert Samuel, the High Commissioner for Palestine, Sir Ronald Storrs, the military governor of Jerusalem, and Raghib al-Nashashibi, the Arab mayor of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem's first traffic light was installed at the intersection of King George Street and Jaffa Road. In 1950-1966, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, met at Beit Froumine on King George Street. It was used by Israel's first five governments, until the Knesset moved to a permanent building in Givat Ram.
- Great Synagogue and Heichal Shlomo
- Jewish Agency for Israel
- Beit Hamaalot
- Beit AVI CHAI
- The National Institutions House
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