6.3 million eligible Israeli voters go to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will lead the country and what the government will look like in the coming years. Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is the frontrunner in polls leading up to vote day but the new-on-the-scene Blue and White party led by a former chief of staff is vying for the front-runner position. Either way, in Israel's election system it's about who can form a coalition with a majority 61 of 120 parliament seats. Neither Likud or Blue and White have that majority so they'll be looking to form a government with smaller parties - and those parties have conditions for joining a government led by either side.
CGTN's Stephanie Freid will be taking you to Tel Aviv's mixed voting district Jaffa where Arabs and Jews vote side by side. Muslim and Christian Arabs make up a fifth of Israel's eligible voters - half are predicted to abstain from casting ballots in this year's election, as if to say, “What's the point?”