News Briefs

  1/24/2013, Shevat 13, 5773

Jewish Home Tripped Otzma LeYisrael, Says Candidate

The Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) tripped the Otzma LeYisrael party by choosing to attack it during the election campaign, Otzma LeYisrael member Aryeh King charged on Wednesday.

Otzma LeYisrael came close to entering the Knesset but failed to pass the 2 percent threshold needed to enter the parliament. The party, led by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari, earned 61,825 votes, and lacked the 15,000 more needed to break the barrier.