Knesset

  • the knesset

    הכנסת

    haknesset
    23rd knesset
    coat of arms or logo
    type
    type
    unicameral
    leadership
    speaker
    benny gantz, blue and white
    since 26 march 2020
    prime minister
    benjamin netanyahu (interim), likud
    since 31 march 2009
    opposition leader
    tbd
    structure
    seats120
    2020 knesset.svg
    political groups
    •      likud (36)
      •      kulanu (1)
    •      yesh atidtelem (16)
      •      yesh atid (13)
      •      telem (3)
    •      blue and white (15)
      •      resilience (15)
    •      joint list (15)
      •      hadash (5)
        •      maki (3)
        •      independents (2)
      •      ra'am (4)
      •      balad (3)
      •      ta'al (3)
    •      shas (9)
    •      united torah judaism (7)
      •      agudat yisrael (4)
      •      degel hatorah (3)
    •      yisrael beiteinu (7)
    •      labormeretz (6)
      •      labor (3)
      •      meretz (3)
    •      yamina (6)
      •      new right (3)
      •      national union (2)
      •      the jewish home (1)
    •      derekh eretz (2)
    •      gesher (1)
    elections
    voting system
    party-list proportional representation
    d'hondt method
    last election
    2 march 2020
    meeting place
    knesset building (south side).jpg
    knesset, givat ram, west jerusalem, www.knesset.gov.il

    the knesset (hebrew: הַכְּנֶסֶת [ha 'kneset] (about this soundlisten); lit. "gathering"[1] or "assembly";) is the unicameral national legislature of israel. as the legislative branch of the israeli government, the knesset passes all laws, elects the president and prime minister (although the latter is ceremonially appointed by the president), approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government. in addition, the knesset elects the state comptroller. it also has the power to waive the immunity of its members, remove the president and the state comptroller from office, dissolve the government in a constructive vote of no confidence, and to dissolve itself and call new elections. the prime minister may also dissolve the knesset. however, until an election is completed, the knesset maintains authority in its current composition.[2] the knesset is located in givat ram, western jerusalem. the knesset was elected on 2 march 2020.[3]

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The Knesset

הכנסת

HaKnesset
23rd Knesset
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Benny Gantz, Blue and White
since 26 March 2020
Benjamin Netanyahu (Interim), Likud
since 31 March 2009
TBD
Structure
Seats120
2020 Knesset.svg
Political groups
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
2 March 2020
Meeting place
Knesset Building (South Side).JPG
Knesset, Givat Ram, West Jerusalem, www.knesset.gov.il

The Knesset (Hebrew: הַכְּנֶסֶת [ha 'kneset] (About this soundlisten); lit. "gathering"[1] or "assembly";) is the unicameral national legislature of Israel. As the legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset passes all laws, elects the President and Prime Minister (although the latter is ceremonially appointed by the President), approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government. In addition, the Knesset elects the State Comptroller. It also has the power to waive the immunity of its members, remove the President and the State Comptroller from office, dissolve the government in a constructive vote of no confidence, and to dissolve itself and call new elections. The Prime Minister may also dissolve the Knesset. However, until an election is completed, the Knesset maintains authority in its current composition.[2] The Knesset is located in Givat Ram, Western Jerusalem. The Knesset was elected on 2 March 2020.[3]