List of members of the second Knesset

Summary

The 120 members of the second Knesset were elected on 30 July 1951. The breakdown by party was as follows:

List of membersEdit

Party Name Notes
Mapai (45) Ada Maimon
Akiva Govrin
Ami Assaf
Avraham Herzfeld
Baruch Osnia|
Beba Idelson
Bechor-Shalom Sheetrit
Haim Ben-Asher
David Bar-Rav-Hai
David Ben-Gurion Prime Minister (1951–54), Minister of Defense
David Hacohen Replaced by Baruch Kamin
Dvora Netzer
Dov Yosef
Eliezer Kaplan Replaced by Avraham Kalfon
Eliezer Livna
Eliyahu Hacarmeli Replaced by Shlomo Hillel
Efraim Taburi
Golda Meir
Herzl Berger
Yisrael Guri
Jenia Tversky
Yosef Sprinzak
Kadish Luz
Levi Eshkol
Meir Argov
Mordechai Namir
Moshe Sharett Prime Minister (1954–55), Minister of Foreign Affairs
Peretz Naftali
Pinhas Lavon
Reuven Feldman
Reuven Shari
Sarah Kafrit
Shlomo Lavi
Shmuel Dayan
Zalman Shazar
Ya'akov Uri
Ya'akov Shimshon Shapira
Yehezkel Hen Replaced by Rachel Tzabari
Yisrael Yeshayahu
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Replaced by Ya'akov Nitzani
Yizhar Smilansky
Yona Kesse
Yosef Efrati
Zalman Aran
Ze'ev Shefer
General Zionists (20) Avraham Stop
Batsheva Katznelson
Ben-Zion Harel
Haim Ariav
Haim Boger
Elimelekh Rimalt
Ezra Ichilov
George Flash
Israel Rokach
Nahum Het
Peretz Bernstein
Shalom Zisman
Shimon Bejarano
Shlomo Perlstein
Shoshana Parsitz
Simha Babah
Ya'akov Klivnov
Yosef Sapir
Yosef Serlin
Zalman Suzayiv
Mapam (15) Eliezer Peri
Hanan Rubin
Meir Ya'ari Leader of the Opposition (1952-55)
Mordechai Bentov
Ya'akov Hazan
Ya'akov Riftin
Aharon Zisling Left Mapam to establish Ahdut HaAvoda - Poale Zion
Israel Bar-Yehuda Left Mapam to establish Ahdut HaAvoda - Poale Zion
Moshe Aram Left Mapam to establish Ahdut HaAvoda - Poale Zion
Yitzhak Ben-Aharon Left Mapam to establish Ahdut HaAvoda - Poale Zion
David Livschitz Left Mapam to establish the Faction independent of Ahdut HaAvoda, before joining Mapai
Hannah Lamdan Left Mapam to establish the Faction independent of Ahdut HaAvoda, before joining Mapai
Adolf Berman Left Mapam to establish the Left Faction, before joining Maki
Moshe Sneh Left Mapam to establish the Left Faction, before joining Maki
Rostam Bastuni Left Mapam to establish the Left Faction, before returning to Mapam
Hapoel HaMizrachi (8) Eliyahu-Moshe Ganhovsky
Haim-Moshe Shapira
Michael Hasani
Moshe Kelmer
Moshe Unna
Yitzhak Rafael
Yosef Burg
Zerach Warhaftig
Herut (8) Aryeh Altman
Aryeh Ben-Eliezer Replaced by Haim Cohen-Meguri
Binyamin Avniel
Esther Raziel-Naor
Haim Landau
Menachem Begin
Ya'akov Meridor Replaced by Eliezer Shostak
Yohanan Bader
Maki (5) Emile Habibi
Esther Vilenska
Meir Vilner
Shmuel Mikunis
Tawfik Toubi
Progressive Party (4) Avraham Granot Replaced by Yeshayahu Forder
Moshe Kol Replaced by Idov Cohen
Pinchas Rosen
Yizhar Harari
Democratic List for Israeli Arabs (3) Jabr Moade
Masaad Kassis
Seif el-Din el-Zubi
Agudat Yisrael (3) Avraham Deutsch Replaced by Zalman Ben-Ya'akov
Shlomo Lorincz
Yitzhak-Meir Levin
Sephardim and Oriental Communities (2) Binyamin Sasson Party merged into the General Zionists
Eliyahu Eliashar Party merged into the General Zionists
Poalei Agudat Yisrael (2) Binyamin Mintz
Kalman Kahana
Mizrachi (2) David-Zvi Pinkas Replaced by Shlomo-Yisrael Ben-Meir
Mordechai Nurock
Progress and Work (1) Salah-Hassan Hanifes
Yemenite Association (1) Shimon Garidi Party merged into the General Zionists, then broke away again
Agriculture and Development (1) Faras Hamdan

ReplacementsEdit

MK Replaced Party Date Notes
Idov Cohen Moshe Kol Progressive Party 10 September 1951
Yeshayahu Forder Avraham Granot Progressive Party 10 September 1951
Eliezer Shostak Ya'akov Meridor Herut 2 November 1951
Rachel Tzabari Yehezkel Hen Mapai 4 April 1952
Avraham Kalfon Eliezer Kaplan Mapai 13 July 1952
Shlomo-Yisrael Ben-Meir David-Zvi Pinkas Mizrachi 14 August 1952
Ya'akov Nitzani Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Mapai 8 December 1952
Shlomo Hillel Eliyahu Hacarmeli Mapai 21 December 1952
Zalman Ben-Ya'akov Avraham Deutsch Agudat Yisrael 24 June 1953
Haim Cohen-Meguri Aryeh Ben-Eliezer Herut 6 July 1953
Baruch Kamin David Hacohen Mapai 1 December 1953

External linksEdit

  • Members of the Second Knesset Knesset website