Israel

Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mickey Levy (Male)
Year of birth
1951
Additional information
Elected on 13 June 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Dan Marzouk (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
31 March 2022 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
92
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
28
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
23.33% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
51.84
See historical data for this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Shirley Pinto Kadosh (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
78
Oldest member
Ze'ev Binyamin Begin (Male)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
2
See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
37 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
83 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
90 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
30 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0 See historical data for this field.
31-40
15 See historical data for this field.
41-45
22 See historical data for this field.
46-50
26 See historical data for this field.
51-60
24 See historical data for this field.
61-70
30 See historical data for this field.
71-80
3 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 15 22 26 24 30 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 37 Total >= 46: 83
Male 0 0 11 16 16 17 27 3 0 0 90
Female 0 0 4 6 10 7 3 0 0 0 30
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger12.5%9.17%3.33%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger30.83%22.5%8.33%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
90
Number of women elected
30
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
25%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
In the 2020 elections, 30 women were elected but one of them was not sworn into the Knesset due to health reasons and was replaced by a male next-in-line candidate of the same party (Blue & White).
Consequently, there were 29 women at the first session held on 16 March.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
30

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
90
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
30
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Benjamin (Benny) Gantz (Male)
Political party
Blue and White
Date of election
26.03.2020
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1948
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1948
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1948
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1949
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2006

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Caucus for Combatting the Trafficking of Women and Prostitution
(April 2021)
Formal or informal
Informal
Notes
Knesset Caucuses (or Lobbies) are formed by groups of Knesset members who want to enlist support amongst their colleagues and government officials for or against a certain topic or policy. The caucuses are not official Knesset bodies but are allowed to hold meetings within the Knesset building.