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The '''Knesset''' is the legislature or [[parliament]] of the [[Israel|State of Israel]]; the [[Hebrew]] term ''knesset'' means 'assembly'. The first Knesset was elected on 20 January 1949 and first met on 14 February the same year. It is a unicameral (single chamber) body and has 120 elected members. The present Knesset building in [[Jerusalem]] was inaugurated in 1966.
 
The '''Knesset''' is the legislature or [[parliament]] of the [[Israel|State of Israel]]; the [[Hebrew]] term ''knesset'' means 'assembly'. The first Knesset was elected on 20 January 1949 and first met on 14 February the same year. It is a unicameral (single chamber) body and has 120 elected members. The present Knesset building in [[Jerusalem]] was inaugurated in 1966.
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==Current composition (2013 - Present)==
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*[[Likud]]-[[Yisrael Beiteinu]] - 31 seats
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*[[Yesh Atid]] - 19 seats
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*[[Labour Party (Israel)|Labor Party]] - 15 seats
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*[[The Jewish Home]] - 12 seats
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*[[Shas]] - 11 seats
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*[[United Torah Judaism]] - 7 seats
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*[[Hatnuah]] - 6 seats
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*[[Meretz]] - 6 seats
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*[[United Arab List]] (along with [[Ta'al]]) - 4 seats
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*[[Hadash]] - 4 seats
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*[[Balad]] - 3 seats
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*[[Kadima]] - 2 seats
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Source: [http://www.bechirot.gov.il/elections19/heb/list/ResultsAppendix.pdf Government of Israel]
  
 
[[category:Israeli Politics]]
 
[[category:Israeli Politics]]

Revision as of 12:21, 15 June 2013

The Knesset is the legislature or parliament of the State of Israel; the Hebrew term knesset means 'assembly'. The first Knesset was elected on 20 January 1949 and first met on 14 February the same year. It is a unicameral (single chamber) body and has 120 elected members. The present Knesset building in Jerusalem was inaugurated in 1966.

Current composition (2013 - Present)

Source: Government of Israel