In Wake of Israeli Election, Almost Half of Knesset Wiped Out

In an unusually destructive round of voting, nearly half of Israel’ legislators will be leaving office, including most Kadima party members.

Almost half of the current members of the Knesset will not return for another term. Tuesday's election will put new politicians in 53 of the Knesset’s 120 seats, a relatively high number in historical terms. Sources in the Knesset estimate that about a third of the Knesset is typically replaced in an election.