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Israeli Elections and Political Parties

 

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Israeli Elections

Find out about the results of Israel's Knesset elections by year. This tool includes information about all the parties that ran in a given year. (Under Construction)

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Israeli Political Parties

Find out basic information about Israel's political parties, their ideologies, prominent figures, electoral achievements, and representation in the government. (Under Construction)

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The Current Government

The current government, the 34th government, was sworn on May 14th, 2015, more than two months after the elections to the 20th Knesset. The government is headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is serving his fourth term in office.

Netanyahu's fourth cabinet is supported by a five-party coalition: Likud, Kulanu, Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home), Shas and UTJ. Together, these five parties holds a minimal majority of 61 MKs (members of Knesset). The cabinet includes 21 memebr: 13 from Likud, including the Prime Minister, 3 from Kulanu and Habayit Hayehudi each and 2 from Shas. 

 

The table below presents the current members of the government.

Position in Government Name Political Party
Prime Minister, Foreign, Health and Communications Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Likud
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon Kulanu
Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon Likud
Minister of Education Naftali Bennett Habayit Hayehudi
Minister of the Economy Arye Deri Shas
Minister of Internal Affairs Silvan Shalom Likud
Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked Habayit Hayehudi
Minister of Internal Security and Tourism Yariv Levin Likud
Minister of Transportation and Intellignece Yisrael Katz Likud
Minister of Energy & Water Yuval Steinitz Likud
Minister of Construction Yoav Galant Kulanu
Minister of Welfare & Social Services Haim Katz Likud
Minister of Culture & Sport Miri Regev Likud
Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel Habayit Hayehudi
Minister of Immigrant & Absorption Ze'ev Elkin Likud
Minister of Enviornmental Protection Avi Gabai Kulanu
Minister of Science & Space Danny Danon Likud
Minister of Religious Services David Azulai Shas
Minister for Senior Citizens Gila Gamliel Likud
Minister without Portfolio Ofir Akunis Likud
Minister witrhout Portfolio Benny Begin Likud

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