Once deemed a pariah in Israel's political arena, extreme-right leader Itamar Ben-Gvir may play a decisive role in the country's next government.
With his round glasses and white kippa placed crookedly atop his greying hair, 46-year-old Ben-Gvir presents an affable figure.
But to his detractors, the lawyer turned lawmaker is a pyromaniac whose politics threaten to set the country ablaze.
"I've changed," he told AFP from a palatial apartment in Tel Aviv in the run-up to Tuesday's poll. "When I said 20 years ago that I wanted to expel all the Arabs, I don't think that anymore. But I will not apologise."