Real Clear Israel Press Release: 20th Knesset to be sworn in March 31, 2015 – Meet the New Lawmakers

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The Knesset Plenary Photo/Leslie-Ann Stoffel

Meet the new lawmakers 23 Mar 2015

Forty new MKs will serve in the incoming Knesset. Of the 120 Knesset members, 29 will be women. This marks a new record in the number of female lawmakers, two more than the 19th Knesset.

The festive opening ceremony of the 20th Knesset will take place on March 31, with the participation of President Reuven Rivlin. Forty new MKs will serve in the incoming Knesset. Likud will have the most new MKs with 11, followed by the Zionist Union (9 new MKs), Kulanu (9), the Joint (Arab) List (6), HaBayit HaYehudi (2), Yisrael Beitenu (2) and Yesh Atid (1).

A number of new MKs served as parliamentarians in the past (but not in the 19th Knesset). They are: Benny Begin, Moshe Kahlon, Avi Dichter, Ayoub Kara and Yoel Hasson.

Of the 120 Knesset members, 29 will be women. This marks a new record in the number of female lawmakers. The previous record was 27, in the 19th Knesset.

The following is a list of the new Knesset members:

Likud: David Bitan, Jackie Levy, Yoav Kish, David Amsalem, Nurit Koren, Miki Zohar, Anat Berko, Nava Boker, Avraham Nagosa, Yaron Mazuz, Oren Hazan

Zionist Union: Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg, Revital Swid, Danny Attar, Zuhair Bahloul, Eitan Broshi, Ksenia Svetlova, Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, Prof. Yossi Yona, Eyal Ben-Reuven

Kulanu: Yoav Galant, Eli Alalouf, Michael Oren, Rachel Azaria, Tali Ploskov, Yifat Shasha-Biton, Eli Cohen, Roy Folkman, Merav Ben Ari

Joint (Arab) List: Aiman Uda, Aida Touma-Sliman, Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya, Yosef Jabareen, Osama Sa`adi, Abdullah Abu Maaruf

HaBayit HaYehudi: Yinon Magal and Bezalel Smotrich

Yisrael Beitenu: Ilan Shohat and Sharon Gal

Yesh Atid: Haim Yalin

 

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