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.
|The Knesset |
|Party-list proportional representation|
|23 March 2021|
|Knesset, Givat Ram, West Jerusalem, Israel|
The Knesset is in Givat Ram, a western central neighbourhood of Jerusalem.
Current Knesset is the 24th Knesset, elected on March 23, 2021 and sworn in on April 6, 2021.
- The Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford University Press, 2005
- 23rd Knesset to see record number of women, Arab lawmakers, Israel HaYom, March 4, 2020
Mansour Abbas (The Joint List - Ra'am) • Naftali Bennett (Yamina - New Right) • Yael Cohen-Paran (Green Party) • Aryeh Deri (Shas) • Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism - Degel HaTorah) • Benny Gantz (Blue and White - Israel Resilience) • Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) • Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid-Telem - Yesh Atid) • Orly Levy (Gesher) • Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) • Ya'akov Litzman (United Torah Judaism - Agudat Yisrael) • Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) • Ayman Odeh (The Joint List - Hadash) • Amir Peretz (HaAvoda) • Rafi Peretz (HaBayit HaYehudi) • Mtanes Shehadeh (The Joint List - Balad) • Bezalel Smotrich (Yamina - Tkuma) • Ahmad Tibi (The Joint List - Ta'al) • Moshe Ya'alon (Yesh Atid-Telem - Telem)