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WATCH: Historic moment at the Knesset, first deaf lawmaker delivers her maiden speech in sign language

Shirley Pinto, a lifelong advocate for improving accessibility for people with disabilities in Israel, was sworn in the Knesset on June 26, becoming the first deaf lawmaker.

Watch the video below as she gives her first speech in the Knesset plenum, followed by a standing ovation by her fellow lawmakers.

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