Our reflection right now should bring us towards a spirit of unity. Unity between secular and religious. Unity between Israel and the Diaspora. Unity between Jews and our neighbors. Unity among our religious leaders, communal leaders and politicians.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Members of Knesset are not elected directly, but only as part of rosters of specific lists which participate in the general elections. To be represented in the Knesset, a party that takes part in the elections must pass the qualifying electoral threshold, which is currently 3.25%. Following elections to the Knesset, the lists of the parties, which passed the qualifying threshold receive a number of the 120 Knesset seats which is proportional to their electoral strength.