The Israel general election has come down to a contest between the two Benjamins: Benjamin Netanyahu, who has ruled the country since 2009, and Benjamin Gantz, a former general political upstart who is being viewed as the first credible challenger to the Likud party’s decade-long reign.

Gantz’s Israel Resilience is the centerpiece of the Kahol Lavan (‘Blue and White’) alliance, which includes the centrist Yesh Atid party and Telem, a new party headed by Moshe Ya’alon, another formal general who previously served as defense minister under Netanyahu.