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The Knesset


25th Knesset
Coat of arms or logo
Amir Ohana, Likud
since 29 December 2022
Benjamin Netanyahu, Likud
since 29 December 2022
Yair Lapid, Yesh Atid
since 29 December 2022
Political groups
Government (64)
  •   Likud (32)
  •   Shas (11)
  •   Religious Zionist (7)
  •   United Torah Judaism (7)
  •   Otzma Yehudit (6)
  •   Noam (1)

Opposition (56)

Closed list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
1 November 2022
Next election
Meeting place
Knesset, Givat Ram, Jerusalem
Political System of Israel

The Knesset (Hebrew: הכנסת - lit. HaKnesset; meaning the gathering[1] 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.

The current Knesset is the 25th Knesset, elected on November 1, 2022 and sworn in on November 15, 2022.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. The Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford University Press, 2005
  2. "תוצאות ארציות" [National Results]. Central Election Committee for the 25th Knesset (in Hebrew).
Knesset building from the inside