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How Israel's government works

Israel How Israel’s government works Israel is an electoral democracy. Its Knesset (‘Parliament’) is composed of 120 seats, and members are elected for four-year terms by party-list proportional representation. All citizens aged 18 and over can vote. Political rights have never been denied to any citizen on the basis of race, creed, ethnicity or gender.

Members of minority groups are free to form their own political parties (and do so) and speak freely against the government. Israel is one of the only Middle Eastern states where Muslim women can vote.