VIDEO - The third graders at Binyamina's Eshkolot Elementary School had an unexpected surprise Tuesday: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was the one giving them their midweek civics class. Olmert, a former student at Eshkolot himself, visited the school in honor of the Knesset's 59th birthday. Video: Infolive.tv When asked what he thought the Knesset's most important law to date was, the prime minister answered "The most important law, the one imperative to the existence of the State of Israel is the Law of Return. "This law ensures every Jew's right to return to Israel… this is the law that makes the dream come true, that Israel is the home of the Jewish people." Olmert was visibly pleased by the knowledge the youngsters had of the Israeli government, and the PM's smile widened as one of the students asked him if 120 Knesset members was not a tad too many. "I think 120 are just right," answered Olmert. "There are countries smaller than Israel which have bigger parliaments." Olmert proceeded to talk about his days as an Eshkolot pupil, sketching the school as he remembered it, on the blackboard. Olmert took questions regarding the government's work, explaining – among others – the inner workings of the ways bills are passed by the Knesset: The students were convinced that all 120 MKs are present for each session Olmert explained that most bills are passed with a majority of five votes – and sometimes even less. The prime minister reminisced of his days as a child in Binyamina "which was much smaller back then." After learning that one of the pupil's grandfather was his arts and crafts teacher back in the day, Olmert jested "he tries teaching me but I had tow left hands." Olmert ended the class saying it was "the most interesting one I had all year."