The Knesset is the unicameral national legislature of Israel. As the legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset passes all laws, elects the President and Prime Minister, approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government. It also has the power to waive the immunity of its members, remove the President from office, dissolve the government in a constructive vote of no confidence, and to dissolve itself and call new elections. The Prime Minister may dissolve the Knesset.
The Knesset is composed of 120 seats.
Results of 20th Knesset, March 2015 Edit
- Likud (30), Centre-right/Right-wing, Revisionist Zionism
- Kulanu (10), Centre/Centre-right
- The Jewish Home (8), Right-wing/Far-right, Religious Zionism
- Shas (7), Socially Right-wing, Economically Centre-left/Left-wing, Religious conservatism
- UTJ (6), Religious conservatism
- Zionist Union (24), Centre-left, Two state solution
- The Joint List (13), Two state solution
- Yesh Atid (11), Centre, Liberal Zionism
- Yisrael Beiteinu (6), Right-wing, Revisionist Zionism
- Meretz (5), Left-wing, Labor Zionism, Green politics
The voter distribution of the 20th Knesset and the expected change in the next election are detailed below:
|Party Name||Votes||Expected Change|
|The Jewish Home||284,000||+0|
The success of the public military training events caused a drop in support of the Meretz party of 45,500 voters, in favour for Yesh Atid, while the peaceful demonstrations against the events by the Arab community caused the Joint List to gain 8,500 supporters from the Zionist Union.
Covert Operations Edit
Constructing The List (2016 – ) Edit
On the order of the Prime Minister, the Director of Mossad has begun work on constructing a list of citizens working against Israeli interests, such as Two-State Solution activists, atheists, socialists, religious Muslims and politically active leftists. The list will be constructed using surveillance techniques pioneered by the NSA in the United States, will take 12 months to complete (April 2017), will cost US$1bn and may be slightly inaccurate.
Infiltrating Hamas (2016 – ) Edit
The Director of Mossad is training a handful of operatives who look Palestinian to be able to blend in once they are inserted into Gaza.
Aiding the Migration Crisis (2016 – ) Edit
The Jewish billionaire that funded refugee handbooks in Turkey distributed similar handbooks to mosques in Algeria, Libya, Somalia, Niger, Nigeria and Egypt. The handbooks gave advice on good routes to Europe, and how to pose as a Syrian. Below is a table detailing the additional migrants to each country:
|Rest of EU||18,000|
† The refugees going to the UK are stuck in France
United States of America Edit
Israel has been getting involved with the American 2016 general election. President Rivlin met with several of the Presidential candidates (Gary Johnson did not accept the meeting invitation) in April 2016, where Ted Cruz and John Kasich made an incredibly good impression by promising an intimately close relationship with Israel. Hillary Clinton promised to further America ties with Israel, while Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders left neither a good nor a bad impression.