The Knesset (Hebrew: הכנסת - lit. HaKnesset; meaning the gathering or assembly; Arabic: الكنيست) is the legislative branch of the government of Israel. It makes laws, elects the president and prime minister, supervises the work of the government, and has the power to remove the President and the State Comptroller from office and to call new elections. The Knesset has de jure authority to make and change any laws without being overturned. It can pass any law by a simple majority. There are 120 members in the Knesset.
|Coalition parties (66):
Opposition parties (54):
The Knesset is in Givat Ram, a western central neighbourhood of Jerusalem.
Current Knesset is the 20th Knesset, elected on March 17, 2015 and sworn in on March 31, 2015.
- Former Yisrael Beiteinu politician.
- The Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford University Press, 2005
Naftali Bennett (HaBayit HaYehudi) • Yael Cohen-Paran (The Zionist Union - HaTnu'a HaYeruqa) • Aryeh Deri (Shas) • Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism - Degel HaTorah) • Ilan Gilon (Meretz) • Masud Ghnaim (The Joint List - Ra'am) • Avi Gabbay (The Zionist Union - HaAvoda) • Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) • Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) • Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) • Ya'akov Litzman (United Torah Judaism - Agudat Yisrael) • Tzipi Livni (The Zionist Union - HaTnu'a) • Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud) • Ayman Odeh (The Joint List - Hadash) • Ahmad Tibi (The Joint List - Ta'al) • Jamal Zahalka (The Joint List - Balad)