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The Knesset

The Knesset is Israel's legislature. It 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 BCE. Members of Knesset (MKs) are elected every four in a general election. A cabinet headed by a Prime Minister is the main policy making body of the State.

The Knesset

The Knesset building was built in 1966 and is located in the new section of Jerusalem. Near the the Knesset's entrance stands a Menorah, the symbol of the State of Israel.