Elections and Parties

  • Israeli Political Parties

    Learn about Israel's political parties, their ideologies, prominent figures, electoral achievements and representation.

  • 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, including those that did not pass the electoral threshold.

The Current Government

 

Israel's 34th government was sworn in on May 14, 2015, two months after the elections for the 20th Knesset. The government is headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is serving his fourth (non-consecutive) term as Prime Minister.

Netanyahu's fourth government was comprised of a five-party coalition: Likud, Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home), Kulanu, Shas and United Torah Judaism (UTJ). Together, these five parties held a majority of 61 members of Knesset (MKs) out of 120. It is currently a transition government.

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Government Position Name Party
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Likud
Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon Likud
Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett Yamina
Minister of Foreign Affairs & minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz Likud
Minister of Education Rafi Peretz Yamina
Minister of Health Yakov Lizman United Torah Judaism
Minister of Internal Affairs & Minister of the Development of the Negev and Galil Arye Deri Shas
Minister of Justice Amir Ohana Likud
Minister of Internal Security, Information, Strategic Affairs Gilad Ardan Likud
Minister of Economy & Industry Eli Cohen Kulanu
Minister of Energy & Water Yuval Steinitz Likud
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Government Position Name Party
Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin Likud
Minister of Immigration and Absorption Yoav Galant Likud
Minister of Diaspora Affairs Tzipi Hotovely Likud
Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel Likud
Minister of Culture & Sport Miri Regev Likud
Minister of Environment, Jerusalem Affairs Ze'ev Elkin Likud
Minister of Transportation Bezalel Smotrich
Minister of Science and Technology & Minister of Social Affairs Ofir Akunis Likud
Minister of Religious Services Yitzhak Vaknin Shas
Minister of Communication David Amsalem Likud
Minister of Regional Cooperation & Minister of Agriculture Tzachi Hanegbi Likud
Minister of Housing & Construction Yifat Shasha-Biton Kulanu