Lahav Harkov, senior contributing editor with The Jerusalem Post, talks about the election campaign and the close race between incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz.
The 120 seats in the Israeli legislature are allocated based on proportional representation. Voters cast their ballots based only on party choice. Candidates are selected by each party from a closed list.
We hear from Israeli citizens on the streets in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa about their thoughts on the coming election.
Neri Zilber, analyst and adjunct fellow with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discusses the broader implications of the election campaign and how Netanyahu is using his standing on the world stage to campaign for re-election.
The state of Israel was created in 1947 as part of a UN plan to partition the area known as Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states.
Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, comments on the opinions of Palestinians over next week's election and whether the results could ultimately lead to concrete change on the ground with regards to the Israeli-Palestinian issue.