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.
- One member joined the opposition.
- Atid Ehad split from HaLikud and joined the HaTzionut HaDatit group.
- 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 (Ra'am) • Sami Abu Shehadeh ((The Joint List) - Balad) • Dror Aryeh ((HaTzionut HaDatit) - Noam) • Itamar Ben-Gvir ((HaTzionut HaDatit) - Otzma Yehudit) • Naftali Bennett (Yamina - HaYamin HeHadash) • Aryeh Deri (Shas) • Moshe Gafni (Yahadut HaTorah - Degel HaTorah) • Benny Gantz (Kahol Lavan - Hosen L'Yisrael) • Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) • Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) • Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) • Ya'akov Litzman ((Yahadut HaTorah) - Agudat Yisrael) • Merav Michaeli (HaAvoda) • Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud) • Ayman Odeh (The Joint List - Hadash) • Gideon Sa'ar (Tikva Hadasha) • Bezalel Smotrich (HaTzionut HaDatit) • Ofir Sofer ((HaTzionut HaDatit) - Atid Ehad) • Ahmad Tibi ((The Joint List) - Ta'al)