Etgar Keret

In upcoming election, minor Israeli parties on verge of winning seats

Israel's electoral system for parliament has people voting for parties, not people. In order to get seats, a party needs to win at least two percent of the vote. Some 34 parties are running this year and some parties that are on the fringe of Israeli politics are on the verge of winning enough support to actually secure seats.

Global Politics

Israel's Also-Ran Parties

34 parties are competing for votes in Israel's upcoming parliamentary elections. Most of those parties will fail to get any seats in the Knesset. But that doesn't stop them from campaigning.