Factional and Government Make-Up of the Seventeenth Knesset
Elected on March 28, 2006.
Speaker: Dalia Itzik
Secretary General: Arye Hahn, Eyal Yinon
The thirty first government was formed by Ehud Olmert on May 4th 2006. The coalition
included the following parliamentary groups: Kadima, Labor-Meimad, Shas, Yisrael Beitenu, and Gil Pensioners Party.
On January 18 2008, Yisrael Beitenu resigned from the government over a disagreement regarding the government's
negotiations with the Palestinians on core issues.