Israel has been blanketed by banners of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders as citizens prepare to choose a new prime minister on Tuesday in a general election.
Prime Minister Netanyahu is pulling out all the stops to win the votes that would make him the longest-serving prime minister, if he wins a fifth term.
59-year-old Benny Gantz, a former chief of staff of Israel’s army, is giving Netanyahu and his Likud party, a severe test as he contrasts his path with that of his rival.
Gantz has also tried to seize on the scandals that surround Netanyahu, and has accused the prime minister’s government of being power drunk, corrupt and Hhedonistic.
Most polls show that Gantz’s party, blue and white, is ahead of Likud. Blue and white was only established in February. Those polls also show that a Netanyahu-led coalition is more likely to emerge after the election.