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)


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)


The Current Government

The current government, the 33rd government, was sworn in on March 18, 2013, almost two months after the 19th Knesset elections. At the head of the government stands Benjamin Netanyahu, this being his third term in office. Netanyahu's third government leans upon a coalition made up of four factions: Likud Beytenu, Yesh Atid, Habayit Hayehudi and Hatnua. Together, these four factions grant the coalition a presence of 68 members of Knesset. The government includes 22 ministers.

Position in Government Name Political Party
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Likud Beytenu
Minister of Finance Yair Lapid Yesh Atid
Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon Likud Beytenu
Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labor Naftali Bennett Habayit Hayehudi
Minister of Internal Affairs Gideon Sa'ar Likud Beytenu
Minister of Education Shay Piron Yesh Atid
Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni Hatnua
Minister of Communications Gilad Erdan Likud Beytenu
Minister of Energy and Water Silvan Shalom Likud Beytenu
Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz Likud Beytenu
Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch Likud Beytenu
Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Yehuda Ariel Habayit Hayehudi
Minister of Welfare and Social Services Meir Cohen Yesh Atid
Minister of Culture and Sport Limor Livnat Likud Beytenu
Minister of Health Yael German Yesh Atid
Minister of Tourism Uzi Landau Likud Beytenu
Minister of Science and Technology Yaakov Peri Yesh Atid
Minister for Senior Citizens Uri Orbach Habayit Hayehudi
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Yair Shamir Likud Beytenu
Minister of Environmental Protection Amir Peretz Hatnua
Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver Likud Beytenu
Minister of Intelligence Yuval Steinitz Likud Beytenu

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