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Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint Arab List, and his children cast his ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in the northern city of Haifa March 17, 2015. Millions of Israelis voted on Tuesday in a tightly fought election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to defeat a strong campaign by the centre-left opposition to deny him a fourth term in office. Though Odeh, an Arab candidate, is not well-known to most Jewish Israelis, the party he heads is consistently gaining momentum in the polls. It is the first time Israel's four Arab parties have united under one banner and they are predicted to win around 13 seats in parliament. Odeh's wife Nardine stands on left. Photo by Muammar Awad