MKs to Work Only 85 Days This Year

On July 31, the MKs started their summer vacation, and only today did they return to work.

Early elections will end this Knesset session in another two weeks, and the MKs will return to work only afterward: In late February or early March.

On July 31, the MKs started their summer vacation, and only today did they return to work. Now they will take a break for elections. All together, not including weekends and holidays, the Knesset will meet only one-third of the average number of days most people work.

The Knesset meets for only seven and a half months a year in normal years, with a three-month break in the summer. In addition, the Knesset meets only three days a week, Monday through Wednesday. though some committees do meet on the other days. MKs make NIS 33,000 a month, plus a car and many other benefits.