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The glossary is comprised of nearly 250 terms related to the Israeli-Palestinian context. Given the rapidly shifting landscape, these terms cannot capture the full range of nuances, narratives and historical events. This tool is meant as a starting point and we encourage you to continue your exploration of this topic through further research. Last update and review: September 2015.


The legislature/parliament of the State of Israel, located in Jerusalem, and consisting of 120 members. Members of Knesset are known as "MKs." The Government of the State of Israel must be approved by a majority vote of the Knesset. See the Knesset website.