9 Apr 2019

Netanyahu eyes fifth term as Israelis go to polls

In Israel, the polls are about to close in a tightly-contested election. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life and potentially his freedom, as he faces corruption investigations.

His campaign has pushed the political conversation to the right, with tough messages on security.

Also touting his security credentials is Netanyahu’s only serious challenger, the former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Benny Gantz.