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The parliamentary arena
Ami Pedahzur

Parliament as well as over the majority of state institutions, did not leave much room for any kind of genuine challenge by the opposition parties. However, the Israeli political system was designed in a fashion that in fact emphasised the principle of representation, thus encouraging small parties to take part in elections to the Knesset. After the founding of the State, Israel promptly adopted the ‘proportional’ representation electoral system and placed the qualifying threshold of entrance to the Knesset (consisting of 120 members) at only 1 per

in The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence