Israel Election Results: Who's Heading to the Knesset - Full List

Israel election 2021 ■ With virtually all the vote counted, these are the candidates making it into the Knesset after Israel's fourth election in less than two years

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The Central Elections Committee counts votes, Thursday.
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Israel held its fourth parliamentary election in two years, the product of protracted political deadlock and disagreement over longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu's fitness to rule while facing corruption charges.

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Netanyahu's Likud has emerged as the largest party, with virtually all of the vote counted in Israel's unprecedented fourth election cycle. However, Netanyahu still does not have a clear path to a 61-seat majority needed to form a coalition.

Israel election 2021 final results.

The lawmakers elected in the March 23 election:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at Likud headquarters, Tuesday night.Credit: Emil Salman

Likud

Likud is led by Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been prime minister since 2009. He is currently on trial in three cases on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

1. Benjamin Netanyahu

2. Yuli Edelstein

3. Yisrael Katz

4. Miri Regev

5. Yariv Levin

6. Yoav Gallant

7. Nir Barkat

8. Gila Gamliel

9. Avi Dichter

10. Galit Distal Atbaryan

11. Haim Katz

12. Eli Cohen

13. Tzachi Hanegbi

14. Ofir Akunis

15. Yuval Steinitz

16. David Amsalem

17. Gadi Yevarkan

18. Amir Ohana

19. Ofir Katz

20. Etty Atia

21. Yoav Kish

22. David Bitan

23. Keren Barak

24. Shlomo Karhi

25. Miki Zohar

26. Orli Levi-Abekasis

27. Keti Shitrit

28. Ofir Sofer

29. Patin Mula

30. May Golan

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid speaks on Tuesday night.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

Yesh Atid

This center-left party ran with Kahol Lavan in the 2020 election, but the parties split over Benny Gantz’s decision to join Netanyahu’s government. Party leader Yair Lapid was head of the opposition during the last Knesset, and his party will now be the second-largest.

1.Yair Lapid

2. Orna Barbivai

3. Meir Cohen

4. Karin Elharrar

5. Meirav Cohen

6. Yoel Razvozov

7. Elazar Stern

8. Mickey Levy

9. Merav Ben Ari

10. Ram Ben Barak

11. Yoav Segalovitz

12. Boaz Toporovsky

13. Idan Roll

14. Yorai Lahav Hertzanu

15. Vladimir Beliak

16. Ron Katz

17. Nira Shpak

Shas Chairman Arye Dery makes a statement on Tuesday night.Credit: Emil Salman

Shas

The Sephardic ultra-Orthodox party has been a long-standing partner in Netanyahu's government, and has repeatedly backed him as its preferred candidate for prime minister.

1. Arye Dery

2. Yaakov Margi

3. Yoav Ben Tzur

4. Michael Malkieli

5. Chaim Bitton

6. Moshe Arbel

7. Yinon Azoulay

8. Moshe Abutbul

9. Uriel Busso

Kahol Lavan Chairman Benny Gantz at party headquarters on Tuesday night.Credit: Ilan Assayag

Kahol Lavan

Led by Defense and Justice Minister Benny Gantz, the party was a main partner in Netanyahu’s government, despite campaigning in 2020 on promises not to join him, and later saw a number of high-profile departures..

1. Benny Gantz

2. Pnina Tamano-Shata

3. Chili Tropper

4. Michael Biton

5. Orit Farkash-Hacohen

6. Alon Schuster

7. Eitan Ginzburg

8. Yael Ron Ben Moshe

Yamina Chairman Naftali Bennett speaks to supporters on Tuesday night.Credit: Ofer Vaknin

Yamina

This right-wing party, which formerly ran with far-right factions Habayit Hayehudi and National Union, is led by former Minister Naftali Bennett. Bennett served in Netanyahu’s government, but is now hoping to replace him. The party was vague about whether it would join a Netanyahu government during its campaign, but days before the election Bennett vowed that he would not join a Lapid government. 

1. Naftali Bennett

2. Ayelet Shaked

3. Alon Davidi

4. Matan Kahana

5. Amichai Chikli

6. Nir Orbach

7. Abir Kara

United Torah Judaism Chairman Yaakov Litzman votes on Tuesday.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg

United Torah Judaism

United Torah Judaism represents Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox Jews. It has been a long-standing partner in Netanyahu's government, and has repeatedly backed him as its preferred candidate for prime minister.

1. Moshe Gafni

2. Yaakov Litzman

3. Uri Maklev

4. Meir Porush

5. Yakov Asher

6. Israel Eichler

7. Yitzhak Pindrus

Labor Chairwoman Merav Michaeli speaks to supporters on Tuesday night.Credit: Moti Milrod

Labor

Labor was long the dominant center-left party in Israel, but has seen its popularity steadily wane. After it ran in the previous election on the same slate as Meretz and Gesher, new Chairwoman Merav Michaeli has been credited with breathing new life into the party.

1. Merav Michaeli

2. Omer Bar-Lev

3. Emilie Moatti

4. Gilad Kariv

5. Efrat Rayten

6. Ram Shefa

7. Ibtisam Mara'ana

Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman in Tel Aviv, Tuesday.Credit: Hadas Parush

Yisrael Beiteinu

Led by former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, this right-wing party, founded to give a voice to immigrants from the former USSR, has moved in past years from being a partner in Netanyahu’s coalition to a vocal opponent. Its election campaign focused on getting the ultra-Orthodox parties out of the government.

1. Avigdor Lieberman

2. Oded Forer

3. Evgeny Sova

4. Eli Avidar

5. Yulia Malinovsky

6. Hamad Amar

7. Alex Kushnir

New Hope Chairman Gideon Sa'ar on Tuesday night.Credit: Hadas Parush

New Hope

Led by former Likud lawmaker Gideon Sa’ar, the party includes some other names who broke away from Netanyahu’s party. It has vowed not to join a government that includes Netanyahu.

1. Gideon Sa’ar

2. Yifat Shasha-Biton

3. Zeev Elkin

4. Yoaz Hendel

5. Sharren Haskel

6. Benny Begin

Joint List Chairman Ayman Odeh addresses supports on Tuesday night.Credit: Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP

Joint List

Three of the four Arab-majority parties who have run together since 2015 – Hadash, Balad and Ta’al – agreed to remain together, while the fourth partner, the United Arab List, split from them.

1. Ayman Odeh

2. Ahmad Tibi

3. Sami Abu Shehadeh

4. Aida Touma-Sliman

5. Osama Saadi

6. Ofer Cassif

Meretz lawmakers Yair Golan; Nitzan Horowitz, the chairman; and Tamar Zanberg, Tuesday night.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Meretz

This left-wing party gave up on a last-minute merger with Labor.

1. Nitzan Horowitz

2. Tamar Zandberg

3. Yair Golan

4. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi

5. Esawi Freige

6. Mossi Raz

Religious Zionism Chairman Bezalel Smotrich celebrates on Tuesday night.Credit: Rami Shllush

Religious Zionism

Bezalel Smotrich's far-right Religious Zionism (formerly known as National Union) ran with Bennett’s Yamina in Israel’s 2020 election. This time around, it has joined forces with the Kahanist party Otzma Yehudit, led by Itamar Ben-Gvir.

1. Bezalel Smotrich

2. Michal Woldiger

3. Itamar Ben-Gvir

4. Simcha Rothman

5. Orit Strock

6. Avi Maoz

United Arab List Chairman Mansour Abbas near his home in Maghar, Wednesday.Credit: Gil Eliahu

United Arab List

The United Arab List ran with the three other Arab-majority factions since 2015 under the banner of the Joint List, but split over disagreements regarding ties to Netanyahu's party, religious issues and LGBTQ rights. During its campaign, it refused to rule out serving alongside any specific party in a coalition.

1. Mansour Abbas

2. Mazen Ghanaim

3. Walid Taha

4. Said al-Harumi

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