Voting is underway in Israel to choose the next party to lead the 21st Knesset.
The election pits incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against Benny Gantz, former army chief of staff, with 37 other parties in the running. According to the polls, Netanyahu and Gantz are running in a close race for prime minister.
As voting gets underway, Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from occupied East Jerusalem and Hoda Abdel-Hamid joins us from Tel Aviv.
Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst Marwan Bishara evaluates the frontrunners.
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