Israelis are voting today in a high-stakes election to decide whether to give Benjamin Netanyahu another term as prime minister.
Polls opened at 7:00 am and will close at 10:00 pm local time in most areas.
Final results of the elections are expected to be announced early on Wednesday.
Benjamin Netanyahu is contesting for his fourth consecutive term, against the former army chief Benny Gantz.
Gantz, an ex-general of the Israel’s Army, campaigned against Netanyahu’s corruption, promising clean government and social cohesion.
Pre-election polls show Benny Gantz marginally ahead of Netanyahu, but the path to a governing coalition goes through several small parties.
Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu called for snap elections, dissolving his parliament last December, to quell increasing criticism over piled-up corruption charges.