Knesset Israel 61 years. Photo: Itzik Edri / CC BY 2.5

​Today, for the fifth time in just over three years, Israelis are holding an election.

​Polls suggest that it is a dead race between the pro-Netanyahu camp and the anti-Netanyahu camp. A likely outcome is that none of these will be able to win the 61 seats needed in the Knesset (Israel's unicameral parliament) for making a government, and that a sixth election will be called. 

PRIO researchers Jørgen Jensehaugen and Hilde Henriksen Waage have appeared in Norwegian media analysing the possible outcomes of the election. Learn more about the Israeli election by reading and listening to their analyses:

NRK P2, Studio 2: "Venstresida i Israel sliter foran valget"

NRK Nyhetsmorgen: "Valgdag i Israel"

Aftenposten: "Netanyahu kan komme tilbake. Her er tre grunner til at det kanskje ikke spiller noen rolle"