List of members of the sixteenth Knesset

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The 120 members of the sixteenth Knesset were elected on 28 January 2003. The breakdown by party was as follows:

List of members[edit]

Party MK Notes
Likud Ariel Sharon Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Binyamin Netanyahu
Likud Tzachi Hanegbi Left the party to join Kadima, replaced by Pnina Rosenblum (Likud) on 10 December 2005
Likud Silvan Shalom
Likud Dan Naveh
Likud Limor Livnat
Likud Yisrael Katz
Likud Gideon Ezra Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Naomi Blumenthal
Likud Uzi Landau
Likud Gila Gamliel
Likud Yuval Steinitz
Likud Tzipi Livni Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Michael Eitan
Likud Meir Sheetrit Left the party to join Kadima
Likud David Levy
Likud Ruhama Avraham Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Gideon Sa'ar
Likud Daniel Benlulu
Likud Michael Ratzon
Likud Majalli Wahabi Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Yaakov Edri Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Ehud Yatom
Likud Eli Aflalo Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Moshe Kahlon
Likud Omri Sharon Replaced by David Mena (Likud) on 5 January 2006
Likud Michael Gorlovsky
Likud Inbal Gavrieli
Likud Gilad Erdan
Likud Roni Bar-On Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Yehiel Hazan
Likud Ehud Olmert Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Leah Ness
Likud Ze'ev Boim Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Avraham Hirschson Left the party to join Kadima
Likud Reuven Rivlin
Likud Haim Katz
Likud Ayoob Kara
Labor Party-Meimad Amram Mitzna Replaced by Salah Tarif on 23 February 2005
Labor Party-Meimad Binyamin Ben-Eliezer
Labor Party-Meimad Shimon Peres Replaced by Wizman Shiry on 17 January 2006 when he left to join Kadima
Labor Party-Meimad Matan Vilnai
Labor Party-Meimad Avraham Burg Replaced by Raleb Majadele on 28 June 2004
Labor Party-Meimad Dalia Itzik Replaced by Avi Yehezkel on 17 January 2006 when she left to join Kadima
Labor Party-Meimad Ophir Pines-Paz
Labor Party-Meimad Efraim Sneh
Labor Party-Meimad Yuli Tamir
Labor Party-Meimad Michael Melchior
Labor Party-Meimad Isaac Herzog
Labor Party-Meimad Haim Ramon Replaced by Efi Oshaya on 18 January 2006 when he left to join Kadima
Labor Party-Meimad Danny Yatom
Labor Party-Meimad Eitan Cabel
Labor Party-Meimad Avraham Shochat
Labor Party-Meimad Colette Avital
Labor Party-Meimad Shalom Simhon
Labor Party-Meimad Orit Noked
Labor Party-Meimad Eli Ben-Menachem
Shinui Tommy Lapid Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shinui Avraham Poraz Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shinui Yehudit Naot Replaced by Erela Golan on 16 December 2004
Shinui Yosef Paritzky Left party to form Tzalash
Shinui Eliezer Sandberg Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006, then split to form National Home
Shinui Victor Brailovsky Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shinui Ilan Shalgi Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shinui Meli Polishook-Bloch Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shinui Reshef Hen Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shinui Roni Brizon Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shinui Ehud Ratzabi
Shinui Eti Livni Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shinui Ilan Leibovitch
Shinui Hemi Doron Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006, then split to form National Home
Shinui Yigal Yasinov Left to form HaOlim, which merged into the Yisrael Beiteinu faction of the National Union (Yisrael Beiteinu later broke away)
Shas Eli Yishai
Shas Shlomo Benizri
Shas Nissim Dahan
Shas Amnon Cohen
Shas Yitzhak Cohen
Shas David Azulai
Shas Meshulam Nahari
Shas Yitzhak Vaknin
Shas Yair Peretz Replaced by Ofer Hugi on 25 March 2006
Shas Nissim Ze'ev
Shas Ya'akov Margi
National Union Avigdor Lieberman Replaced by Eliezer Cohen on 26 March 2003
National Union Binyamin Elon
National Union Yuri Stern Yisrael Beiteinu broke away from National Union
National Union Zvi Hendel
National Union Michael Nudelman Left the party to sit as an independent, replaced by Esterina Tartman (Yisrael Beiteinu) on 8 February 2006
National Union Uri Ariel
National Union Aryeh Eldad
Meretz-Yachad Yossi Sarid
Meretz-Yachad Haim Oron
Meretz-Yachad Ran Cohen
Meretz-Yachad Zehava Gal-On
Meretz-Yachad Roman Bronfman
Meretz-Yachad Avshalom Vilan
National Religious Party Effi Eitam Broke away to form the Renewed National Religious Zionism Party
National Religious Party Zevulun Orlev
National Religious Party Shaul Yahalom
National Religious Party Yitzhak Levy Broke away to form the Renewed National Religious Zionism Party
National Religious Party Gila Finkelstein
National Religious Party Nissan Slomiansky
United Torah Judaism Ya'akov Litzman Party split, stayed in Agudat Yisrael faction
United Torah Judaism Avraham Ravitz Party split, stayed in Degel HaTorah faction
United Torah Judaism Meir Porush Party split, stayed in Agudat Yisrael faction
United Torah Judaism Moshe Gafni Party split, stayed in Degel HaTorah faction
United Torah Judaism Yisrael Eichler Party split, stayed in Agudat Yisrael faction, replaced by Shmuel Halpert on 23 February 2005
Hadash Mohammad Barakeh
Hadash Issam Makhoul
Hadash Ahmad Tibi Split from party to have Ta'al as an independent party
One Nation Amir Peretz Party merged into Labor Party-Meimad
One Nation Ilana Cohen Party merged into Labor Party-Meimad
One Nation David Tal Split to form Noy, then merged into Kadima
Balad Azmi Bishara
Balad Jamal Zahalka
Balad Wasil Taha
Yisrael BaAliyah Marina Solodkin Party merged into Likud
Yisrael BaAliyah Yuli-Yoel Edelstein Party merged into Likud
United Arab List Abdulmalik Dehamshe
United Arab List Taleb el-Sana

Replacements[edit]

MK Replaced Date Party Notes
Eliezer Cohen Avigdor Lieberman 26 March 2003 National Union Yisrael Beiteinu left the Union on 1 February
Raleb Majadele Avraham Burg 28 June 2004 Labor Party-Meimad
Erela Golan Yehudit Naot 16 December 2004 Shinui Left party to join the Secular Faction on 26 January 2006
Shmuel Halpert Yisrael Eichler 23 February 2005 Agudat Yisrael
Salah Tarif Amram Mitzna 23 February 2005 Labor Party-Meimad Replaced by Ronen Tzur on 22 January 2006
Pnina Rosenblum Tzachi Hanegbi 10 December 2005 Likud
David Mena Omri Sharon 5 January 2006 Likud
Sofa Landver Avraham Shochat 11 January 2006 Labor Party-Meimad Replaced by Orna Angel on 8 February 2006
Wizman Shiry Shimon Peres 17 January 2006 Labor Party-Meimad
Avi Yehezkel Dalia Itzik 17 January 2006 Labor Party-Meimad Replaced by Dani Koren on 28 January 2006
Efi Oshaya Haim Ramon 18 January 2006 Labor Party-Meimad Replaced by Tova Ilan on 21 January 2006
Tova Ilan Efi Oshaya 21 January 2006 Labor Party-Meimad
Ronen Tzur Salah Tarif 22 January 2006 Labor Party-Meimad
Dani Koren Avi Yehezkel 28 January 2006 Labor Party-Meimad
Esterina Tartman Michael Nudelman 8 February 2006 Yisrael Beiteinu
Orna Angel Sofa Landver 8 February 2006 Labor Party-Meimad Replaced by Neta Dobrin on 15 February 2006
Neta Dobrin Orna Angel 15 February 2006 Labor Party-Meimad
Ofer Hugi Yair Peretz 25 March 2006 Shas

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