The Candidates

WATCH: Israeli Election Candidates Reveal Where They Stand on Key Issues

Haaretz hosted politicians for studio interviews in English throughout the election campaign. Now that the big day is here, we present you with the series' highlights.

Emil Salman Michal Fattal, Ofer Vaknin, Olivier Fitoussi, Oren Nahshon

Israel's elections are finally here. Over the course of the short and intense campaign season, candidates from across the political spectrum have spoken to Haaretz about all the hot-button topics. Here are highlights from all our interviews on "The Candidates."

The U.S.-born former Israeli ambassador to the United States criticized Netanyahu's controversial speech to the U.S. Congress and its destructive effect on bipartisan support for Israel. He also claimed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is not a partner for peace "right now.”

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What will it take to get ultra-Orthodox Israelis to join the workforce and military? Lipman, a haredi immigrant rabbi from the U.S. says he knows.

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Shaffir, who is the youngest Knesset Member at age 29 and a rising political star, talks about the billions of shekels that she charges have been transferred to the settlements via a "secret budget."

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The popular right-wing Knesset member explains why the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is "21st century anti-Semitism" and should be illegal. She argues against the establishment of a Palestinian state and for the annexation of part of the West Bank.

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Steinitz, a staunch Netanyahu loyalist, defends the prime minister's decision to controversially address the U.S. Congress in light of the Iranian threat, and accuses opposition leaders of being willing to make dangerous territorial concessions.

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Zandberg talks about her fight to advance gay rights and women's rights, responds to accusations that the Israeli government "pinkwashes the occupation,” and insists that isolated West Bank settlements must be evacuated in order to make a Palestinian state viable.

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Hummus or tehina, beer or wine? We get personal with the politicians in a series of fun, quick-fire quizzes. Click here to watch them.