Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing bloc look certain to win the election, over a quarter of Israeli voters say they are still undecided, while most Israeli Arab voters are so disenchanted they're not even bothering to vote.
Netanyahu still enjoys a fair amount of popularity despite domestic discontent over rising prices and falling incomes. A ballooning deficit could add to his problems in his new term.
Tzipi Livni's center-left Ha Tnuah faction and other left-leaning parties are polling poorly and have failed to form a united bloc against Netanyahu.
Young "Meretz" activists are working hard to woo voters in urban areas. The sticker reads "Your Voice is ensured against Bibi," a reference to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Young Labor party activists try to get their message - "It can be better here!" - out to voters. Polls suggest Labor landing in second place behind Likud.
Netanyahu's Likud party and the fiercely pro-settlement Bayit Yehudi party (Jewish Home) share a common platform of continuing and expanding Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
The ultra-Orthodox Shas party has played the role of kingmaker in past elections but has been at arms with Netanyahu over plans to make military service mandatory for ultra-Orthodox Jews, a move firmly rejected by Shas.
An IDF control tower in the West Bank. The right-wing party "Otzma Leisrael" - Strength to Israel - is running on a hardline campaign to annexe the entire West Bank.
Opinion polls show that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu\'s hard-line bloc is set to win the election by a slim parliamentary majority. However the next government faces tough economic times.