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以色列國會
הכנסת
الكنيست

HaKnesset
第19屆
Coat of arms or logo
制度
制度 單一國會
領導
議長 Yuli-Yoel Edelstein英语利库德党+未來黨
自2013年8月18日
反對黨首領英语Leader of the Opposition (Israel) Isaac Herzog英语工党
自2013年11月25日
結構
議員 120
19th Knesset.svg
政黨 執政聯盟(68席)
利库德党 (20席)
未來黨 (19席)
猶太家園黨 (12席)
以色列我们的家园 (11席)
運動 (6席)
反對黨(52席)
工党 (15席)
沙斯党 (11席)
聖經猶太教聯盟 (7席)
梅雷兹党 (6席)
和平與平等民主陣線 (4席)
聯合阿拉伯名單-阿拉伯復興運動 (4席)
巴拉德 (3席)
前進黨 (2席)
選舉
選舉模式 Party-list proportional representation英语
D'Hondt method英语
上次選舉 2013年1月22日英语Israeli legislative election, 2013
下次選舉 2017年以前
地址
Knesset Building (South Side).JPG
 以色列耶路撒冷以色列國會
網址
www.knesset.gov.il

以色列國會希伯來語: הַכְּנֶסֶת‎‎ [haˈkneset] 聆聽,意為「聚集」[1]或「集會」、阿拉伯语الكنيستal-K(e)neset)是以色列立法機構,為一院制,有120席,議場位於耶路撒冷

以色列國會位於耶路撒冷Givat Ram英语

對以色列政府所扮演的角色[编辑]

以色列國會的職權包括以下各項:

  1. 通過各式法律
  2. 選舉總統总理(但形式上總理是由總統指派)和國家審計長英语State Comptroller of Israel
  3. 同意內閣成員任命案英语Cabinet of Israel
  4. 監督政府施政
  5. 剝奪議員或豁免權
  6. 罷黜總統和審計長
  7. 透過建設性不信任投票解散政府,同時必須解散國會,重新選舉。

總理也可以解散國會,但在選舉結束前,議員仍享有有他們現有的權力。[2]

國會大樓南翼

國會擁有法理上議會至上權英语parliamentary supremacy,只要大多數的議員同意,即使是違背基本法英语Basic Laws of Israel的法條都可能通過,除非基本法有特殊限制。為了符合1950年通過的一項方案,以色列國會曾扮演制宪议会的角色。[3]

In addition to the absence of a formal constitution, and with no Basic Law thus far being adopted which formally grants a power of judicial review to the judiciary, the Supreme Court of Israel has in recent years asserted its authority, when sitting as the High Court of Justice, to invalidate provisions of Knesset laws it has found to be inconsistent with a Basic Law.[3] The Knesset is presided over by a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker.

國會委員會[编辑]

The Knesset is divided into committees, which amend bills on the appropriate subjects. Committee chairpersons are chosen by their members, on recommendation of the House Committee, and their factional composition represents that of the Knesset itself. Committees may elect sub-committees and delegate powers to them, or establish joint committees for issues concerning more than one committee. To further their deliberations, they invite government ministers, senior officials, and experts in the matter being discussed. Committees may request explanation and information from any relevant ministers in any matter within their competence, and the ministers or persons appointed by them must provide the explanation or information requested.[2]

There are four types of committees in the Knesset. Permanent committees amend proposed legislation dealing with their area of expertise, and may initiate legislation. However, such legislation may only deal with Basic Laws and laws dealing with the Knesset, elections to the Knesset, Knesset members, or the State Comptroller. Special committees function in a similar manner to permanent committees, but are appointed to deal with particular manners at hand, and can be dissolved or turned into permanent committees. Parliamentary inquiry committees are appointed by the plenum to deal with issues viewed as having special national importance. In addition, there are two types of committees that convene only when needed: the Interpretations Committee, made up of the Speaker and eight members chosen by the House Committee, deals with appeals against the interpretation given by the Speaker during a sitting of the plenum to the Knesset rules of procedure or precedents, and Public Committees, established to deal with issues that are connected to the Knesset.[4][5]

常設委員會[编辑]

  • House Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Economic Affairs Committee
  • Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee
  • Interior and Environment Committee
  • Immigration, Absorption, and Diaspora Affairs Committee
  • Education, Culture, and Sports Committee
  • Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee
  • Labour, Welfare, and Health Committee
  • Science and Technology Committee
  • State Control Committee
  • Committee on the Status of Women

特殊委員會[编辑]

The other committees are the Arrangements Committee and the Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee is responsible for jurisdiction over Knesset members who violate the rules of ethics of the Knesset, or involved in illegal activities outside the Knesset. Within the framework of responsibility, the Ethics Committee may place various sanctions on a member, but is not allowed to restrict a members' right to vote. The Arrangements Committee proposes the makeup of the permanent committees following each election, as well as suggesting committee chairs, lays down the sitting arrangements of political parties in the Knesset, and the distribution of rooms in the Knesset building to members and parties.[6]

規模[编辑]

Knesset chamber, celebrating 61 years of the Knesset

The Knesset numbers 120 members, a subject which has often been a cause for proposed reforms. In 1996, then-Justice Minister Yossi Beilin, backed the ultimately unsuccessful institution of the so-called "Norwegian law", which would require appointed members of the cabinet to resign their seats in the Knesset and allow other members of their parties to take their positions while they serve in the cabinet; this would have resulted in more active members of the legislature being present in regular sessions and committee meetings. This proposed law has also been favoured by other politicians, including Binyamin Netanyahu.[7]

選舉[编辑]

The 120 members of the Knesset (MKs) are directly elected to four-year terms, subject to calls for early elections (which are quite common). All Israeli citizens 18 years or older may vote in legislative elections, which are conducted by secret ballot.

Knesset seats are allocated among the various parties using the D'Hondt method of party list proportional representation. A party or electoral alliance must pass the election threshold of 3.25%[8] of the overall vote to be allocated a Knesset seat. Parties select their candidates using a closed list. Thus, voters select the party of their choice, not any specific candidate.

The electoral threshold was previously set at 1% from 1949 to 1992, then 1.5% from 1992 to 2003, and then 2% until March 2014 when the current threshold was passed (effective with elections for the 20th Knesset). As a result of the low threshold, a typical Knesset has 10 or more factions represented. With such a large number of parties, it is nearly impossible for one party or faction to govern alone, let alone win a majority. No party or faction has ever won the 61 seats necessary for a majority; the closest being the 56 seats won by the Alignment in the 1969 elections (the Alignment had briefly held 63 seats going into the 1969 elections after being formed shortly beforehand by the merger of several parties, the only occasion on which any party or faction has ever held a majority). Every Israeli government has been a coalition of two or more parties.

After an election, the President meets with the leaders of every party that won Knesset seats and asks them to recommend which party leader should form the government. The President then nominates the party leader who is most likely to command the support of a majority in the Knesset (it is not required that the leader be from the party that won the most seats), and they have 42 days to put together a viable coalition. The Prime Minister-designate must then win a vote of confidence in the Knesset before taking office.

運作現況[编辑]

Despite numerous motions of no confidence being tabled in the Knesset, a government has only been defeated by one once,[9] when Yitzhak Shamir's government was brought down on 15 March 1990 as part of a plot that became known as the dirty trick.

However, several governments have resigned as a result of no-confidence motions, even when they were not defeated. These include the fifth government, which fell after Prime Minister Moshe Sharett resigned in June 1955 following the abstention of the General Zionists (part of the governing coalition) during a vote of no-confidence;[10] the ninth government, which fell after Prime Minister Ben-Gurion resigned in January 1961 over a motion of no-confidence on the Lavon Affair;[11] and the seventeenth government, which resigned in December 1976 after the National Religious Party (part of the governing coalition) abstained in a motion of no-confidence against the government.

歷史[编辑]

Historic engraving on the Frumin House, King George St., Jerusalem.

The Knesset first convened on February 14, 1949, following the 20 January elections, replacing the Provisional State Council which acted as Israel's official legislature from its date of independence on May 14, 1948 and succeeding the Assembly of Representatives that had functioned as the Jewish community's representative body during the Mandate era.

The term "Knesset" is derived from the ancient Great Assembly or Great Synagogue (希伯来语כְּנֶסֶת הַגְּדוֹלָה Knesset HaGedolah) which according to Jewish tradition was an assembly of 120 scribes, sages, and prophets, in the period from the end of the Biblical prophets to the time of the development of Rabbinic Judaism – about two centuries ending c. 200 BCE.[12] There is, however, no organisational continuity and – aside from the number of members – little similarity, as the ancient Knesset was an essentially religious, completely unelected body.

The Knesset compound sits on a hilltop in western Jerusalem in a district known as Sheikh Badr before the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, now Givat Ram. The main building was financed by James A. de Rothschild as a gift to the State of Israel in his will and was completed in 1966. It was built on land leased from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.[13] Over the years, significant additions to the structure were constructed, however, these were built at levels below and behind the main 1966 structure as not to detract from the original assembly building's appearance.

Before the construction of its permanent home, the Knesset met in the Jewish Agency building in Jerusalem, the Kessem Cinema building in Tel Aviv and the Froumine building in Jerusalem.[14]

位址及建造歷史[编辑]

The Knesset in winter
  • February 14, 1949: First meeting of the Constituent Assembly, Jewish Agency, Jerusalem
  • March 8, 1949 – December 14, 1949: Kessem Cinema in Tel Aviv (Migdal HaOpera is situated there today)
  • December 26, 1949 – March 8, 1950: Jewish Agency, Jerusalem
  • March 13, 1950: Froumine Building, King George Street, Jerusalem.
  • 1950–1955: Israeli government holds architectural competitions for the permanent Knesset building
  • 1955: Government approves plans to build the Knesset in its current location
  • 1957: James A. de Rothschild informs Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion of his desire to finance the construction of the building
  • October 14, 1958: Cornerstone-laying for new Knesset building
  • August 31, 1966: Dedication of new building (in the days of the Sixth Knesset)
  • 1981: Construction of new wing begins
  • 1992: New wing opens
  • 2001: Construction starts on a large new wing that essentially doubles the overall floorspace of the Knesset compound. It opens in 2007.

大會[编辑]

Each Knesset session is known by its election number. Thus the Knesset elected by Israel's first election in 1949 is known as the First Knesset. The current Knesset, elected in 2013, is the Nineteenth Knesset.

旅遊[编辑]

The Knesset holds morning tours in Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, German and Russian, on Sunday and Thursday and there are also live session viewing times on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings.[15]

維安[编辑]

A member of the Knesset Guard

The Knesset is protected by the Knesset Guard, a protective security unit responsible for the security of the Knesset building and Knesset members. Guards are stationed outside the building to provide armed protection, and ushers are stationed inside to maintain order. The Knesset Guard also plays a ceremonial role, participating in state ceremonies which includes greeting dignitaries on Mount Herzl on the eve of Israeli Independence Day.

參見[编辑]


參考文獻[编辑]

  1. ^ The Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford University Press, 2005
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 The Knesset. Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
  3. ^ 3.0 3.1 Basic Laws - Introduction. Knesset. [2010-03-05]. 
  4. ^ Legislation. Knesset.gov.il. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
  5. ^ Knesset Committees. Knesset.gov.il. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
  6. ^ The Organisation of the Work of the Knesset. Knesset.gov.il (February 17, 2003). Retrieved September 8, 2011.
  7. ^ Netanyahu considering forcing ministers to vacate Knesset seats Haaretz, 13 February 2009
  8. ^ www.knesset.gov.il
  9. ^ The Plenum - Motions of No-Confidence Knesset website
  10. ^ Factional and Government Make-Up of the Second Knesset Knesset website
  11. ^ Factional and Government Make-Up of the Fourth Knesset Knesset website
  12. ^ Synagogue, The Great (Heb. כְּנֶסֶת הַגְּדוֹלָה, Keneset ha-Gedolah) Jewish Virtual Library
  13. ^ Defacement in Jerusalem monastery threatens diplomatic crisis Haaretz, October 8, 2006
  14. ^ Beit Froumine. Knesset.gov.il (August 30, 1966). Retrieved September 8, 2011.
  15. ^ Knesset Times to Visit. Knesset.gov.il. Retrieved September 8, 2011.

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