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The Knesset
24th Knesset
Coat of arms or logo
Mickey Levy, Yesh Atid
Since 13 June 2021
Yair Lapid, HaYamin HeHadash - Yamina
Since 13 June 2021
Benjamin Netanyahu, HaLikud
Since 13 June 2021
Political groups
Government (61)

Opposition (59)

Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
23 March 2021
Meeting place
Knesset Building (South Side).JPG
Knesset, Givat Ram, West Jerusalem, Israel

The Knesset (Hebrew: הכנסת - lit. HaKnesset; meaning the gathering[3] 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 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.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One member joined the opposition.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Atid Ehad split from HaLikud and joined the HaTzionut HaDatit group.
  3. The Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford University Press, 2005
  4. 23rd Knesset to see record number of women, Arab lawmakers, Israel HaYom, March 4, 2020
Knesset building from the inside