Kahol Lavan's complete to-do list if it wants to win on September 17
The Knesset (Hebrew for assembly) is the Israeli parliament, or legislative body, and is located in western Jerusalem. The unicameral parliament consists of 120 lawmakers, known as Knesset members or MKs, each chosen to represent their respective political parties for terms lasting no longer than four years between elections.
Among its functions, the Knesset enacts laws, supervises the work of the government, and reserves the power to remove the president and the state comptroller from office. It can also vote to dissolve itself and call new elections.
The first Israeli parliament convened on February 14, 1949, although it was not yet known as the Knesset. On February 16, the Constituent Assembly, as it was then called, ratified the Transition Law, thereby changing its name to the First Knesset, and elected Chaim Weizmann as the first president of the State of Israel.
The Knesset has been addressed by countless heads of state throughout the years. Undoubtedly one of the most memorable of these occasions came on November 20, 1977, when then Egyptian president Anwar Sadat took the plenum and addressed Israeli lawmakers, calling for peace between Israel and Egypt.
The chairman of Yisrael Beiteinu failed to live up to pledges he made as defense minister, but his party did initiate and promote multiple hard-line laws
Matanyahu Englman, the current director general of the Council for Higher Education, won the support if 76 lawmakers in a secret ballot
Far-right leader Bezalel Smotrich, who is vying for the justice portfolio and known for his radical views, said Israel should 'go back to operating as it did in King David's days'
The premier's Likud party worries that its favorite candidate, Matanyahu Englman, will not get right-wing parties' support in secret ballot
Bezalel Smotrich, who is vying for the justice portfolio and is known for his radical opinions, says Israel should 'go back to operating as it did in the days of King David'
Reforms in key areas are put on hold until next government
Problem won’t be addressed until well into next year, but treasury officials are confident next government will act
The two ministers remained in security cabinet after Israel's April election, despite their party failing to pass the electoral threshold ■ Bennett says he plans to run again without specifying whether he would be joined by Shaked
Demonstrators, however, would no longer need a permit to hold a protest but would simply have to inform the police in advance
Idle lawmakers will cost government hundreds of millions of shekels this year, despite the fact that most of them have until now only voted to dissolve the Knesset
Netanyahu may win the new election but it will be too late to push through the High Court override and the immunity from prosecution: Who will sign a coalition agreement with someone on his political deathbed?
Prime minister failed to mediate between Lieberman and ultra-Orthodox parties, sending Israel to its second election in six months
Poking fun at PM's promises to lawmakers as he attempts to form a coalition at the last minute, Ayman Odeh jokes that he was offered 'full withdrawal from the occupied territories' and 'equal rights to Arabs'
Election will be held on September 17 ■ Netanyahu, Lieberman trade accusations on triggering second election in two months ■ Knesset dissolved
The premier and the ex-defense minister lost control head-butting each other and found themselves in the danger zone
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Knesset special panel approves another step towards snap election ■ Likud secretariat okays merge with Kahlon's Kulanu ■ Netanyahu working to ensure majority to dissolve Knesset
If the dispute between former defense minister Lieberman and ultra-Orthodox parties isn't resolved by Wednesday, the bill may well pass its two remaining votes, leading Israel to another snap election
Senior Labor Party official says Labor chair Avi Gabbay refused the offer. Netanyahu has until Wednesday night to form a government
Without Lieberman, Netanyahu cannot form a coalition. With Wednesday as his final deadline, here are three possible scenarios
With two days left for Netanyahu to form a coalition, ex-defense minister calls for a new election, says PM caved in to Hamas
Basel Ghattas admitted he brought in cellphones to a security prisoner, but insists his motive was humanitarian and not criminal
Likud is weighing bringing the Knesset dissolution to a vote Monday if it does not manage to broker a deal between Yisrael Beiteinu and the ultra-Orthodox parties over the military draft bill
The political man of the hour is Avidgor Lieberman: Only he can force an alternative leader on Likud, push for a unity government and bring about new elections
Negotiations are at a deadlock and the clock is ticking. Here are the possible scenarios for forming a governing coalition
Legal counsel calls the process 'inadvisable and undesirable,' but emphasizes it is not technically illegal
If Netanyahu succeeds, the Knesset will become an institution that obstructs justice, like a crime organization