Why do so many Russian speakers support Israel's right wing?
17 January 2013 Last updated at 08:20 GMT
Israelis are due to go to the polls on 22 January and the ruling coalition, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is expected to remain in power.
Among his core supporters are many of Israel's Russian-speaking community.
Yevgeny Kanevsky from the BBC Russian Service has been to find out what makes that one million-strong community support Israel's right wing.