The Government of Israel exercises executive authority in the State of Israel.
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
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It consists of ministers who are chosen and led by the prime minister.
The composition of the government must be approved by a vote of confidence in the Knesset.
A motion of no confidence is a statement or vote that a person or persons in a position of responsibility is no longer deemed fit to hold that position: perhaps because they are inadequate in some respect, are failing to carry out obligations, or are making decisions that other members feel are detrimental.
Under Israeli law, the prime minister may dismiss members of the government, but must do so in writing, and new appointees must be approved by the Knesset.
Most ministers lead ministries, though some are ministers without portfolio.
Most ministers are members of the Knesset, though only the Prime Minister and the "designated acting prime minister" are required to be Knesset members.
Some ministers are also called deputy and vice prime ministers.
Unlike the designated acting prime minister, these roles have no statutory meanings.
The government operates in accordance with the Basic Law.
It meets on Sundays weekly in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, is a city located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.
There may be additional meetings if circumstances require it.
The prime minister convenes these meetings.