Exit polls in Israel show that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party drew even with Isaac Herzog's Zionist Union in the election.
The polls, by Israel's leading television channels, suggest that the formation of the next government could be a serious challenge for both candidates.
Channel 10 and Channel 1 said Likud and the Zionist Union had secured 27 seats each in the 120-member Knesset.
But Channel 2 said that Netanyahu had eked out a narrow victory, winning 28 seats to 27 for Herzog.
Final results are expected early on Wednesday morning.
Israeli Labour Party leader Isaac Herzog, the man hoping to prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from becoming Israel's longest-serving leader, has cast his vote in the election for country's the next parliament.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cast his vote in the election as polls opened this morning.
Palestinians in the occupied West Bank do not expect any changes to their conditions whoever wins power in next week's elections in Israel.
Whereas settlers in the are entitled to vote in the poll, Palestinians living in there have no such rights.
ITV News correspondent Geraint Vincent reports.
The Israeli navy opened fire on boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip killing a Palestinian fisherman, Gaza hospital officials said.
Citing security concerns, Israel keeps a naval blockade on Gaza, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas movement, and has designated a six nautical-mile fishing zone off the enclave's coast.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said four vessels had strayed from the fishing zone and that the Israeli army opened fire after the boats did not heed calls to halt.
Four people have been reportedly been injured after a car hit a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem.
Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld, Israel Police spokesman tweeted:
Police units respond to vehicle that ran over 4 people in Jerusalem. Suspect held by police. Investigation into attack under way
Police units at the scene of attack in Jerusalem. 4 policewoman injured moderately taken to hospitals in Jerusalem. http://t.co/yl8rOcHxhe
Barack Obama has told reporters "as far as I can tell, there was nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress in which the Israeli Prime Minister slammed the US-led nuclear talks with Iran.
"The prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives," the US President said, urging Congress to wait to evaluate a nuclear deal with Iran until an agreement is finalised. Obama said that he would only agree to a deal that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed her extreme dismay over the comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to the US Congress.
In a statement released online, she said:
As one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.
Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated something we all agree upon: a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable to both our countries. We have all said that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons is the bedrock of our foreign policy and national security. As President Obama has said consistently, all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.