"Valpulsen in Israel is high, and many voters are undecided on how to vote."
"– There is an absence of a large part of the issues that voters think are important, " says Palmecentrets Anna Sundström, who are in place in Israel."
"Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fight against the former commander-in-chief and the new challenger Benny Gantz in the elections in Israel, which is in full swing."
"– the Escalation has been intense. It is an unusual number of doubtful voters in the year so it is clear that the temperature is raised, " says Anna Sundström, secretary general, Olof Palme International Center, which landed in Tel Aviv during the election day."
"– There are two camps. A väljargrupp is very loyal to Netanyahu. Others have grown tired and is starting to open up for something different, " says Anna Sundström."
"the Failure of the opposition"
"the Debate ahead of the election has largely focused on military and security issues. The debate about welfare, health care and the economy have ended up out of focus. It is a failure of the vänsteropinionen that should be able to catch up and pursuit of the issues, consider both Anna Sundström, and Israelkännaren Anders Persson at Lund university."
"– They have had a hard time putting the narrative. They have not succeeded this time either. It is not a new problem for them, " says Persson."
"opinion Polls show an even result between Netanyahu and Gantz, but the measurements have been wrong before and, in addition, may not be published days before the election, which increases the uncertainty."
"– Nothing is a given, " says Anders Persson."
"– Netanyahu has shown that he is a skilled negotiator and adept at holding together unstable coalitions, so it speaks to his advantage, " says Anna Sundström."
"Benny Gantz has been depicted by Netanyahu as soft and weak – his military background. His policies are of course different in the economic and social policy but that he would be a gentle mittenpolitiker is not true, according to Anna Sundström."
"– It is really several shades of blue. There is a clear nationalist element in Gantzs policy as well, " she says."
"Anders Persson provides, in part, a different picture."
"– There is no doubt that Gantz is close to Netanyahu on many issues. But he has signaled a greater willingness to resolve the conflict with Palestine and speaking against an annexation. There are different politicians with different ideologies, " says Anders Persson."