Record number of women and Arab members in Israeli parliament

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Members of Israel’s 20th Knesset were sworn in on Tuesday taking the official oath of office in Jerusalem. The 120-seat Israeli parliament includes a record number of women and Arab members and dozens of newcomers. CCTV’s Stephanie Fried filed this report from Jerusalem.

Record number of women and Arab members in Israeli parliament

Record number of women and Arab members in Israeli parliament

Members of Israel's 20th Knesset were sworn in on Tuesday taking the official oath of office in Jerusalem. The 120-seat Israeli parliament includes a record number of women and Arab members and dozens of newcomers. CCTV's Stephanie Fried filed this report from Jerusalem.

Highlights:

  • Israel’s newly elected parliament includes 29 women, 17 Arab members, 81 veterans and 39 novice members.
  • After winning a surprise victory earlier this month, Prime Minister Netanyahu will now form a new coalition government.