Final lists of candidates will be drawn up in Israel this week ahead of the country’s general election in April.
It’s an important moment in the run up to the ballot – giving a clearer picture about how the political parties are positioned. Fighting to hold on to the premiership, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to delay any decision over whether he should faces charges over allegations of corruption – claims he categorically denies.
A decision by the country’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit could take place in the coming weeks.
Tom Bateman, our Middle East Correspondent in Jerusalem, explains the cases.