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.

Israel's 36th Government

Israel 36th government took office on 13 June 2021, bringing an end to Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 consecutive years as prime minister. The coalition government included 8 parties and has been an alternate government: In August 2023 Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (Yamina) should have been replaced by Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid). However, the swift disintegration of the coalition in Spring 2022 led Bennett to call for early elections. As a result, Lapid took position as Prime Minister on 1 July 2022.

Government Position Name Party
Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid Yesh Atid
Alternate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Yamina
Minister of Defense Benny Gantz Blue and White
Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman Yisrael Beitenu
Minister of Justice Gideon Sa'ar New Hope
Minister of Transportation Merav Michaeli Labor Party (Ha'Avoda)
Minister of Internal Affairs Ayelet Shaked Yamina
Minister of Education Yifat Shasha-Biton New Hope
Minister of Economy Orna Barbivai Yesh Atid
Minister of Public Security Omer Bar-Lev Labor Party (Ha'Avoda)
Minister of Health NItzan Horowitz Meretz
Minister of Culture & Sport Hili Tropper Blue and White
Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel New Hope
Government Position Name Party
Minister of Enviromental Protection Tamar Zandberg Meretz
Minister of Energy Karine Elharrar Yesh Atid
Minister of Housing & Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze'ev Elkin New Hope
Minister of Agriculture Oded Forer Yisrael Beitenu
Minister of Social Affairs Meir Cohen Yesh Atid
Minister of Tourism Yoel Razvozov Yesh Atid
Minister of Intelligence Elazar Stern Yesh Atid
Minister of Immigration & Absorption Pnina Tamano-Shata Blue and White
Minister of Regional Cooperation Issawi Frej Meretz
Minister of Science & Technology Orit Farkash Blue and White
Minister of Social Equality Merav Cohen Yesh Atid
Minister of Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai Labor Party (Ha'Avoda)
Minister in the Ministry of Finance Hamad Amar Yisrael Beitenu