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.
כש-@ShirlyPinto, חברת הכנסת החירשת הראשונה, סיימה את נאום הבכורה שלה במליאת הכנסת, הגיבו הנוכחים במליאה במחיאות כפיים בשפת הסימנים@yeminaparty pic.twitter.com/mzawqpijIv— ערוץ כנסת (@KnessetT) July 12, 2021
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