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  Knesset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Knesset (כנסת, Hebrew for "assembly") is the Parliament of Israel.
As the legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset enacts laws, elects the prime minister (although this is ceremonialy done by the President), supervises the work of the government, reserves the power to remove the President of the State and the State Comptroller from office and to disolve itself and call new elections.
The current Knesset building is located on a hilltop in the west of Jerusalem, it was paid for by Lord James A. de Rothschild as a gift to the State of Israel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knesset   (821 words)

 JLSA Resources: Basic Law - the Knesset
The Knesset shall be opened by the President of the State or, in his absence, by the oldest Knesset member present; if the President of the State opens the Knesset, he shall hand over the chairmanship of the meeting to the oldest Knesset member present.
The Knesset shall elect from among its members permanent committees, and it may elect from among its members committees for specific matters; the functions, powers and procedure of the committees shall, in so far as they are not prescribed by Law, be prescribed by the Rules.
If a member of the Knesset is elected or appointed to one of the posts the holders of which are debarred from being candidates for the Knesset, his membership of the Knesset shall cease upon the election or appointment.
wings.buffalo.edu /academic/department/law/jlsa/resources/knesset.htm   (2819 words)

 The Knesset
The Knesset took its name and fixed its membership at 120 from the Knesset Hagedolah (Great Assembly), the representative Jewish council convened in Jerusalem by Ezra and Nehemiah in the 5th century B.C.E. Members of Knesset (MKs) are elected every four years within the framework of parties that compete for the electorate's votes.
In the first session, Knesset members declare their allegiance, and the Knesset speaker and deputy speakers are elected.
A motion for the agenda is a preliminary debate concerning the inclusion of an issue raised by an MK on the Knesset agenda.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Politics/knesset.html   (1039 words)

 Israel - The Knesset
The Knesset is a unicameral parliament and the supreme authority of the state.
Committee assignments are for the duration of the Knesset's tenure.
Among the first tasks of a new Knesset is to assign members to the various standing committees and to elect a speaker, his or her deputies, and the chairmen of committees.
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 Politics of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset enacts laws, supervises government activities, and is empowered to remove the President of the State or State Comptroller from office.
The Knesset's 120 members are elected by secret ballot to 4-year terms, although the Knesset may decide to call for new elections before the end of its 4-year term.
After losing a Knesset motion of confidence early in 1984, Shamir was forced to call for new elections, held in July of that year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Israel   (2907 words)

 Constitution for Israel - The Knesset
The Knesset shall be elected by general, national, direct, equal, secret, and proportional elections, in accordance with the Knesset Elections Law; this section shall not be altered save by a majority of the members of the Knesset.
The elections to the Knesset shall take place on the third Tuesday of the month of Cheshvan in the year in which the tenure of the outgoing Knesset ends, but if the year which preceded that year was a leap year, the elections shall take place on the first Tuesday of that month.
The meetings of the Knesset shall be held at its place of sitting; however, in special circumstances the speaker of the Knesset may, in consultation with the deputy speakers, convene the Knesset elsewhere.
www.cfisrael.org /s263.html?rsID=278   (2138 words)

 Knesset   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Knesset member Avraham Shochat (Labor) is expected to announce his resignation from the Knesset and retirement from politics at the beginning of next week.
The proposal was submitted by MK Effie Eitam (Religious Zionist Renewal) with the claim that the Knesset should not be on vacation as the country stands at the brink of one of the harshest and deepest internal struggles in its history.
The Knesset may vote by the end of the month on a bill that could pave the way for a referendum on the disengagement bill, after the Knesset Law Committee decided on Tuesday to continue to work on advancing the proposal.
boarc.com /Politics/Knesset.html   (754 words)

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In a democracy, the Knesset is supposed to elect and disband government, not the opposite.
It is true that I agreed to order the Knesset disbanded, because I wanted to allow the prime minister to conduct the affairs of state during the interim period with a minimum of disturbance.
I was convinced there was no justification for forcing the prime minister to conduct lengthy negotiations with Knesset factions to achieve the necessary parliamentary majority to approve new government ministers during the interim period, as some smaller party factions demanded.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3177705,00.html   (624 words)

 Knesset - Uncyclopedia
Knesset is, as I'm sure ~everyone~ knows, is Israel's house of the parliament, commonly known as 'Zoo'.
The members of the Knesset are all coming from one and only party, the good ol' party for the benefit of Israel and all other nations we care about.
Local storytellers believe this is because the formidable Knesset guards are armed with "The love of god" and a magical chinchikurin stick.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Knesset   (328 words)

 Israeli Elections to the 16th Knesset - Jan 28, 2003 Special Update
Knesset elections are based on a vote for a party rather than for individuals, and the many political parties which compete for election to the Knesset reflect a wide range of outlooks and beliefs.
Parties represented in the outgoing Knesset can automatically stand for re-election; other parties may present their candidacy by obtaining the signatures of 1,500 eligible voters and depositing a bond, which is refunded if they succeed in receiving at least 1.5 percent of the national vote, entitling them to one Knesset seat.
Like the Knesset, the government usually serves for four years, but its tenure may be shortened if the prime minister is unable to continue in office due to death, resignation or impeachment, when the government appoints one of its members (who is a Knesset member) as acting prime minister.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/830368/posts   (2175 words)

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The outgoing 16th Knesset scored an impressive achievement, when 15 percent of Knesset members were women.
The Arab parties have never saved a Knesset seat for a woman candidate; paradoxically, Tamar Gozanski was the only woman to sneak through the conservative filter into the 15th Knesset as a representative of the Hadash party – and she's Israeli.
Even though this right will not be taken away by Israel's women voters, for their own good, women in the 16th Knesset have the requirement and parliamentary activity, clear for all to see and out of all proportion to that of their male counterparts.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3181664,00.html   (1020 words)

 ICL - Israel - Basic Law: The Knesset
in elections to the Knesset unless a court has deprived him of that right by virtue of any Law; the Elections Law shall determine the time at which a person shall be considered to be eighteen years of age for the purpose of the exercise of the right to vote in elections to the Knesset.
The Knesset shall not decide to dissolve itself before the expiration of its term of office save by adopting a Law for that purpose by a majority of the Knesset members.
The majority required under this law for the alteration of Sections 4, 9a, 34, 44 or 45 shall be required for decisions of the Knesset plenary at every stage of law-making, except a debate on a motion for the Knesset agenda.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/is02000_.html   (2209 words)

 Document: Special Session of Knesset
Chairman, Members of Knesset, on the last visit by a Knesset delegation to the United States, our leader, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, who had heard we were going to the United States, called on me personally to take up the issue of the liberation of captives, the release of Pollard.
Chairman, Members of Knesset, Dear Pollard family, Members of the Society "Jonathan you are our Brother", I want to tell you that the month of November is a very sad month for us because of the sixteen years of Jonathan's imprisonment and the beginning of the seventeenth year.
The Knesset calls on the President of the State, the Prime Minister and cabinet Ministers to redouble their efforts at all meetings with members of Congress or the US Administration to increase pressure for Pollard's release.
www.jonathanpollard.org /2002/012902.htm   (5950 words)

 President Chaim Weizmann Opens the First Knesset
Ben-Gurion could have commanded a comfortable majority of 65 by establishing a coalition with the United Workers party; however, this did not come about and the coalition which was ultimately presented for confirmation included the religious parties and the political center.
The constitution which the Knesset has been asked to prepare for Israel is a major touchstone.
The First Knesset of the State of Israel is convened.
www.jcpa.org /art/knesset1.htm   (2016 words)

 The Knesset Must Act Now!
Rabbi Beni Elon, member of Knesset, founder of Beit Orot Yeshiva, wishes to put forth a Bill which is supported by 62 Knesset members during the upcoming emergency session of the Knesset.
The Bill Rabbi Elon wishes to have the Knesset vote specifically restricting such impactful decisions on the nation's security and future until the matter can be debated in public session with all intended concessions fully exposed in all their detail and possible impact.
Speaker of the Knesset, Avraham Burg, is resisting this call to convene such a session and, specifically, the bill to limit the powers of the Prime Minister to sign international agreements while heading a minority government.
www.gamla.org.il /english/article/2000/sept/win1.htm   (896 words)

 Knesset votes to lift Azmi Bishara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Palestinian civil society organizations and the PNGO network (Palestinian NGO network) protest strongly the Israeli Knesset’s decision to strip MK Azmi Bishara of his diplomatic immunity.
The Israeli Knesset today voted by a majority of 65 votes to 24 to lift Bishara’s immunity.
The Knesset’s decision is an act of political oppression, and reflects the racism inherent within the Israeli government.
www.palestinemonitor.org /updates/knesset_votes_to_lift_azmi_bisha.htm   (128 words)

 Knesset Shaken By Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wednesday's earthquake shook the Knesset building strongly for about 20 seconds, startling MKs who were convened in committee meetings and making a long crack above a ceiling-support beam at the driveway exit to the VIP entrance.
Knesset Spokesman Giora Pordes said the plenum was in the same condition after the quake as it was before the event.
Kara, who fled from the Knesset Finance Committee, complained to Rivlin that there are no emergency exists in the Knesset to evacuate MKs.
www.ortzion.org /news47_6.html   (504 words)

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Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin concluded the term of the 16th parliament during a news conference on Wednesday, saying “Our pride does not rest on this Knesset.
The Knesset also approved with a majority of 76 votes a bill by Balad MK Azmi Bishara to compensate victims of Polio despite government opposition.
A meeting of the Likud faction was held in the Knesset Wednesday amid an optimistic atmosphere in light of the
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3188077,00.html   (318 words)

 Knesset --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The first Knesset opened in Jerusalem on Feb. 16, 1949, and on the same day elected Chaim Weizmann (1874–1952) the first president of Israel.
Israel did not adopt a formal, written constitution, but it later enacted basic laws on the Knesset (1958); on Israeli lands (1960); on the president (1964), who is elected by the Knesset for a five-year term and is eligible for reelection only once; and on government (1968).
The 120-member Knesset is elected every four years under a system that provides for proportional representation for even quite small political parties.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9045785?tocId=9045785   (766 words)

 About Major Knesset Debates, 1948-1981
In 6 volumes totalling 2,516 pages, the major debates held in the Israeli Knesset and in the legislative bodies immediately preceding it -- the People's Council and the Provisional Council of State -- are presented for the first time in English.
He served as Secretary General of the Knesset from 1972 to 1983, following a distinguished career in both the Israel Defense Forces and the diplomatic corps.
Lorch has written a short introduction relating to the circumstances under which each debate took place, as well as an introduction to each Knesset outlining its composition, and a general introduction to the Israeli Knesset, its history, structure, procedure, and the manner of its election.
www.jcpa.org /art/knesset9.htm   (391 words)

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