Jews and Muslims attend a ceremony together. (Nati Shohat/Flash90) (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Jews and Muslims

According to the Democracy Index, Israel remains the only democracy in the Middle East, where freedom is guaranteed under the law to all, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or national origin.

One of the key ingredients in Israel’s democratic society is the the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, which is located in Jerusalem and makes up the legislative branch of the government, with the power to enact and repeal laws.

Its 120 members are elected to four-year terms through party-list proportional representation

As the Jewish state gears up for April 9th elections, learn about the heart of Israel’s democracy!