Since the Constituent Assembly and the First Knesset are unable to put a constitution together, the Knesset legislates basic laws on various subjects. The Third Basic Law of Israel is passed by the Fifth Knesset on June 16, 1964. The law is basically a re-enactment of previous instructions, which are scattered in other laws. It deals with the status of the President of the State, his election (by the Knesset), his qualifications and powers, and the procedures of his work.
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