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The Knesset (Hebrew: ‎הכנסת‎ ; lit. the gathering or assembly; Arabic: الكنيست‎) is the unicameral legislature of Israel, located in Givat Ram, Jerusalem.

Role in Israeli Government

The legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset enacts laws, elects the president and prime minister (although he or she is ceremonially appointed by the President), supervises the work of the government, reserves the power to remove the President of the State and the State Comptroller from office and to dissolve itself and call new elections. The Knesset has de jure parliamentary supremacy and can pass any law by a simple majority, even one that might arguably conflict with the Basic Laws of Israel, unless the basic law includes specific conditions for its modification; in accordance with a plan adopted in 1950, the Basic Laws have themselves been adopted (and occasionally amended) over the course of the years by the Knesset, acting in its capacity as a Constituent Assembly. In addition, to the absence of a formal constitution, and with no Basic Law thus far being adopted, which formally grants a power of judicial review to the judiciary, the Supreme Court of Israel has in recent years asserted its authority, when sitting as the High Court of Justice, to invalidate provisions of Knesset laws it has found to be inconsistent with a Basic Law. The Knesset is guarded by the Knesset Guard. Government size

Knesset chamber, celebrating 61 years of the Knesset The size of the Knesset, currently at 120 members, has often been a source of cause for proposed reforms. In 1996, then-Justice Minister Yossi Beilin[4] backed the ultimately unsuccessful institution of the so-called "Norwegian law", which would require appointed members of the cabinet to resign their seats in the Knesset and allow other members of their parties to take their positions while they serve in the cabinet; this would have resulted in more active members of the legislature being present in regular sessions and committee meetings. This proposed law has also been favored by other politicians, including Yitzhak Levy (who has backed the raising of total seats to 150) and current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Knesset

Knesset - הכנסת

Members list

Current Knesset Members in Alphabetical Order

All members of all Knessets - Particulars and Factions

First Knesset members

A

B

C

D

E

  • Seif E-Din E-Zoubi
  • Yosef Efrati
  • Eliahu Eliashar - אליהו אלישר
  • Avraham Elmalich

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M


N

O

  • Baruch Osnia

P

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y

Z

Replacements

  • 11/3/1949 Eliyahu Mazor replaced Moshe Kelmer - משה קלמר
  • 20/4/1950 Yitzhak Kanav replaced Avraham Taviv - אברהם טביב
  • 5/2/1951 Herzl Berger replaced Yehudit Simchoni - יהודית שמחוני
  • 5/2/1951 Jenia Tversky replaced Heshel Frumkin - השל פרומקין
  • 12/2/1951 Yisrael Yeshayahu replaced Aryeh Sheftel - אריה שפטל
  • 12/2/1951 Baruch Osnia replaced Abba Hushi - אבא חושי
  • 10/4/1951 Menachem Ratzon replaced Dov Bar-Nir - דב בר-ניר
  • 12/4/1951 David Livschitz replaced Yitzhak Tabenkin - יצחק טבנקין
  • 19/5/1951 Menahem Cohen replaced David Remez - דוד רמז
  • 21/5/1951 Refael Bash replaced Yosef-Michael Lamm - יוסף מיכאל לם