Yisrael Yeshayahu (1908-1979)

His office, the Knesset, Jerusalem
18 April 1976

A Sephardic Jew from Yemen, Yeshayahu was an Israeli politician, minister and fifth Speaker of the Knesset.

Schwartz had suggested using a painting in the main hall of the Knesset as a backdrop. However, Yeshayahu said that he would identify more with the depiction of a Yemenite synagogue in his office.

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation