JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli election candidates are making their final appeal to voters on the eve of the polls.
Monday is the last day of campaigning in an election that will determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can secure another term in office.
Latest polls have shown Netanyahu’s Likud party trailing the centrist Zionist Union by about four seats. The numbers — though not necessarily ruling out Netanyahu’s chances of forming the next government — have rattled Likud, sending it into a get-out-the-vote blitz. Netanyahu has delivered a series of interviews in recent days in a bid to shore up votes before Tuesday’s election.
His centrist rival, Isaac Herzog, is seeking to repair ties with the Palestinians and the international community and is promising to bring relief to the country’s struggling middle class.