Amid Coronavirus, Israel (Slowly) Swears in Its New Parliament

Meet the new member of the 23rd Knesset

Netanyahu and Gantz being sworn in at the Knesset plenum by President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem, March 16, 2020
Chaim Tzach / GPO

Two weeks after Israel's election and in the midst of a global pandemic, lawmakers convened at the Knesset Monday for the swearing-in ceremony.

The coronavirus crisis, however, dictated a new reality: Instead of a festive event where veteran lawmakers greet the newcomers in the plenum, MKs are sworn in in groups of three.

These are the faces of the 23rd Knesset:

23rd Knesset