By the time the 2013 elections came around, the heirs were already mature, well-established leaders. Four decades had passed since they had entered politics. The young heirs who had made their way into the government a quarter of a century earlier were no longer young. Most were now in their sixties and seventies. Their children were now the same age that they themselves had been when they were first elected to the Knesset, the same age that their grandparents had been when they directed operations in the underground. Only when one calculates the total years of public service accumulated by the heirs together with their parents does one appreciate the degree to which both generations took this on as a lifetime commitment.