Yachad Just 11,000 Votes Short

Eli Yishai's joint list with Otzma Yehudit falls barely short of 3.25% threshold raised by outgoing Knesset.Ari Yashar, 3/18/2015, 9:08 AM

Eli Yishai Is In with 4 MKs, Say Two Polls

Channels 1 and 10 now says Yachad will enter the Knesset, as does Channel 20; Chetboun: 'we will make it.'Ari Yashar, Gil Ronen, 3/17/2015, 10:52 PM

Fictitious Party Meant to Harm Yachad, Rightist Coalition?

Yachad says Shas created 'straw party' with similar letters - formerly of Marzel's party - to defraud voters.Ari Yashar, 3/17/2015, 4:36 PM

Report: UTJ Concerned Haredi Voters Choosing Yachad

Chabad, followers of R' Shmuel Auerbach said to be choosing Yachad over UTJ and Shas. Could it mean great gains for the Right?Haim Lev, 3/17/2015, 9:17 AM

Yachad to Demand Cancellation of Haredi Enlistment Law

Yishai's rabbi, Rabbi Mazuz, writes that the party will demand revocation of controversial law as coalition condition.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2015, 1:32 PM

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Calls to Vote for Yachad

In rare move Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu writes to his students, explaining why he moved from Jewish Home to Yachad and urging them to do likewise.Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 11:12 PM

Who Will the New French Immigrants Vote For?

Parties including Likud, Labor and Yachad approach 10,000 new French Israeli voters and try to respond to their needs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2015, 5:17 PM

Rabbi Yosef's Daughter Clarifies: Shas is Leftist

Bar-Shalom fears 'radical right government,' says Shas will push for two-state solution peace deal, and blames Jews for Arab 'hatred.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 3:41 PM

Marzel Warns Jewish Home Attacks Help Leftist Coalition

Responding to Jewish Home criticism of Ha'am Itanu, Marzel says 'now is not the time' for right-wing infighting.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 3/9/2015, 2:54 PM

Marzel in Tel Aviv: We Will Save Israel from Infiltrators

Ha'am Itanu and Otzma Yehudit tour southern Tel Aviv, come across unrepentant infiltrators and vow to 'fight for the existence of Israel.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/9/2015, 8:17 AM

Marzel: Attacks on Yishai are Attacks on the Right

Smear campaign claiming Eli Yishai is a 'leftist' are part of an agenda from an extreme-left journalist, 'harm the Right,' Marzel says.Orly Harari and Tova Dvorin, 3/7/2015, 7:49 PM

Rabbi Yosef Gave Yishai Permission to Form a New Party

New posthumous video reveals Shas spiritual leader on his hospital bed gave Yishai the go-ahead to form Ha'am Itanu.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/4/2015, 10:29 PM

Meretz Hits New Lows in Latest Elections Polls

Yachad-Ha'am Itanu pulls ahead of the far-left as Meretz is now barely passing the threshold.Tova Dvorin, 2/27/2015, 9:02 AM

Yishai Promises Security Policy Change in Jerusalem

In night tour of 'seam line' with Marzel and Bar-Eli, Ha'am Itanu head pledges to bring enforcement, sovereignty to beleaguered capital.Ari Yashar, 2/24/2015, 12:30 PM

Israeli Rap Superstar Backs Baruch Marzel, Has Herzog Scared

Hatzel meets Otzma Yehudit to 'erase Zoabi's smile,' calls for secular and religious 'unity in one fist'; Herzog rushes frightened post.Ari Yashar, 2/19/2015, 4:57 PM

Yishai's Party Pledges Unity in Jerusalem

Ha'am Itanu conference draws over a thousand in capital, calls to unite behind the Torah and defend the land of Israel.Ari Yashar, 2/18/2015, 8:33 AM

IDF Colonel Named as Ha'am Itanu Election Day Director

Col. Erez Wiener, previously aide to former Chief of Staff Ashkenazi, appointed as elections day headquarters director.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 2/17/2015, 10:54 PM

Ha'am Itanu Party Will Demand Adoption of Levy Report

In response to demolition, Yishai's party promises to be right-wing anchor in government, demand end to destruction.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 2/17/2015, 3:50 PM

Yahad Rabbi Sharpens Position against Shas

Rabbi Meir Mazuz calls on longtime Shas voters to consider voting for Eli Yishai, in a toughening of his stand.Gil Ronen, 2/17/2015, 11:47 AM

Elections Committee Disqualifies Baruch Marzel

After banning pro-Hamas MK Zoabi, committee votes to block Otzma Yehudit candidate over 'racism' - will High Court overrule it?Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/12/2015, 3:59 PM

Attorney General Rules Against Barring of Marzel

Petition to block Marzel from Knesset has no 'critical mass of evidence,' says AG Weinstein, recommending to cancel the request.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 3:08 PM

Yishai Vows 'We Won't Sit in Govt. Discussing Jewish Expulsion'

Ha'am Itanu head marks Gush Katif Day warning threat of expelling Jews remains, tells Arutz Sheva about Baruch Marzel union.Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 11:22 AM

Marzel Strikes Back: Labor Leftists Have Warped Values

Marzel slams Labor for trying to bar him and 'form coalition with Israel haters,' as condition to bar Zoabi 'who seeks to erase Israel.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/6/2015, 9:21 AM

Rabbis Slam Bennett's 'Saving Religious Zionism' Comments

Religious Zionist rabbis who transferred support to Ha'am Itanu criticize Bennett for saying he saved religious Zionist vision in Knesset.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 2/4/2015, 10:46 PM

Petition Filed Against Avigdor Liberman, Baruch Marzel

Arab MK demands that Yisrael Beytenu chairman, Otzma Yehudit representative be barred from 20th Knesset elections.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2015, 4:26 PM

AG Slams Marzel's 'Racist' Refusal to Shake Arab Judge's Hand

Baruch Marzel refused to shake judge Joubran's hand in protest of anti-Israel stance; Weinstein apoplectic over 'evil, racism, extremism.'Ari Yashar, 2/3/2015, 9:50 PM

Chetboun Pledges Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

Ha'am Itanu MK says Israel must clarify Judea-Samaria is Israel just like Tel Aviv; 'when we clearly say that, the world will too.'Yishai Karov, 2/3/2015, 4:35 PM

The Lost Phone and Why Arabs Fear Baruch Marzel

Baruch Marzel of Hevron is number 4 on Ha'am Itanu's list, and one story going around explains how he's viewed in his hometown.Hillel Fendel, 2/2/2015, 7:21 AM

'Shas MKs Live Through Agony Every Day'

MK and Shas party founder Nissim Ze'ev reveals: Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri is 'obsessed' with control, slandering Eli Yishai.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 2/1/2015, 8:11 AM

Marzel Rejects Temple Mount Ban, Chetboun's Rabbi Distances

Rabbi Tau 'clarifies' he wasn't part of Otzma Yehudit joint list with Yishai's party; Marzel 'will fight Liberman-backed enemies of Israel.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/30/2015, 11:20 AM

Marzel Refuses to Shake Hand of 'Anti-Israel' Judge

As Yishai's party submits list, Otzma Yehudit's lone representative makes a symbolic act against Arab judge who 'opposes Israel and IDF.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 11:10 PM

Yishai's List Finalizes - With Marzel, But Not Ben-Ari

Chetboun's threats to quit defused and Otzma Yehudit added but only with one spot; Chetboun's rabbi pulls support for the party over union.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/29/2015, 8:33 PM

Ben-Ari Says Unity With Yishai By 6 Tonight

After last chance meeting by Ha'am Itanu's rabbis, Ben-Ari says unity to be sealed by evening - unless additional demands leveled.Ari Yashar, 1/28/2015, 3:04 PM

Can Last Gasp Rabbinical Meeting Save Yishai-Otzma Yehudit List?

Yishai's party torpedoed talks in surprising last minute demands, but meeting of Rabbis Mazuz and Tau may signify final hope.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/28/2015, 12:14 PM

Chetboun Provided with Bodyguards after Otzma Yehudit 'Threats'

Security tightened around Chetboun, after accusations over failing unity talks; Ben Gvir accuses him of 'spin to remove his disgrace.'Shimon Cohen, Cynthia Blank, 1/28/2015, 10:07 AM

Yishai Collapses Otzma Yehudit Talks by Banning Temple Mount

In shocking last minute demands, Yishai's party demands Otzma Yehudit enter coalition at cost of ideology for yeshiva budgets.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/28/2015, 12:14 AM

Yishai Offers Marzel 4th Spot Instead of Ben-Ari

In zero hour talks Yishai makes an odd offer retracting his initial rejection, which may still see the parties get past threshold together.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 1/27/2015, 9:49 PM

'National Religious Factionalism Will Create an Arab Knesset'

Temple Institute head Rabbi Ariel slams ex-soccer player's addition to Jewish Home list, laments 'factionalism' of religious-Zionist public.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 1/27/2015, 4:12 PM

Otzma Yehudit Reveals Why Yishai Joint List Talks Failed

Ben-Ari's party and Ha'am Itanu discussed joint list to avoid 'lost right-wing votes' - but a Yishai associate allegedly 'torpedoed' it.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 1/26/2015, 10:08 AM

Report: R' Haim Amsalem, Eli Yishai Discussing Joint List

Rabbi Haim Amsalem and Eli Yishai, both Shas defectors, reportedly in serious talks over possible joint list ahead of Thursday deadline.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 1/25/2015, 9:38 PM

'Progress' in Talks for Joint Otzma Yehudit - Ha'am Itanu List

Latest poll showed surge in support for the two parties if they ran together, while individually they wouldn't make it into the Knesset.Ido Ben Porat and Ari Soffer, 1/25/2015, 2:45 PM

Poll: Yishai-Ben Ari Pact to Harm Jewish Home

Jewish Home bumped down to just 13 seats if Otzma Yehudit, Ha'am Itanu join forces - but it could give the right wing a slight edge.Tova Dvorin and Ido Ben-Porat, 1/24/2015, 8:35 PM

Ben-Ari Says Yishai Refused the 'Demand of the Public'

Otzma Yehudit chair says he tried to pursue joint list - but Yishai 'refuses to meet' amid fears both rightist parties won't make it.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 1/23/2015, 12:15 PM

Eli Yishai Refuses to Run on Joint List with Otzma Yehudit

Rabbi Lior gets negative message from Yishai, whose sources fear 'extremist' stigma in apparent desire to compromise for coalition spot.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 1/23/2015, 10:29 AM

Otzma Yehudit Says 'Yishai's Party Doesn't Want Us'

Ex-MK Ben-Ari's party list features popular Sephardic haredi radio host, as talk of ideological religious Zionist unity wavers.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/22/2015, 7:21 PM

Ha'am Itanu Retorts to Ariel: You Join With Otzma Yehudit

MK Chetboun rejects call for national religious ideological unity with ex-MK Ben-Ari, disparaging Jewish Home minister's call.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 1/22/2015, 5:16 PM

Uri Ariel Calls for Otzma Yehudit and Ha'am Itanu to Unite

Jewish Home Minister says 'four or five seats' could be wasted for the Right if Eli Yishai's party misses the Knesset threshold.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 1/22/2015, 2:11 PM

Rabbi Ronski: Yishai's Party Diluting the Religious Zionist Vote

Eli Yishai's list is turning into a Religious Zionist one, like Jewish Home - and 2 such parties are too many, says former IDF Chief Rabbi.Yaakov Levi, 1/21/2015, 2:46 PM

Eli Yishai Expected to Announce Yachad - Ha'am Itanu List

List to include mix of candidates from hareidi, national-religious sectors; sources say Otzma Yehudit pact unlikely.Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2015, 4:00 PM

Otzma Yehudit and Ha'am Itanu Parties Hold Unity Meeting

Ben-Ari and Marzel meet Yishai's Rabbi Mazuz to discuss joint list, as poll shows two parties won't make threshold separately.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 1/13/2015, 11:06 PM

Poll: United Hareidi Party Would Win 20 Seats

If Shas, Ha'am Itanu and United Torah Judaism run together as one party, they could win 20 seats, finds Makor Rishon poll.Haim Lev, 1/2/2015, 6:13 AM

Yishai on Leaked Videos: That's Not My Way

Ha'am Itanu chairman makes clear that he had nothing to do with the leaked tapes showing Rabbi Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Aryeh Deri.Ido Ben Porat and Haim Lev, 12/31/2014, 4:14 AM

Beyond the Controversy: Who are Ha'am Itanu?

Hareidim, religious-Zionists and 'traditional' Jews championing Jewish identity and social justice - this is more than just Shas 2.0.Ari Soffer, 12/30/2014, 8:45 PM

Shas Founder: 'If Maran Was Alive This Wouldn't Have Happened'

Shas MK and founding member Nissim Ze'ev laments lost friendship between Yishai, Deri, but says separation ultimately for the best.Hezki Baruch, 12/30/2014, 11:13 AM

Rabbi Yosef's Children 'Cynically Used' to Defend Deri

Children of Shas spiritual head gather at grave to back Deri and decry 'desecration of honor,' after recording revealed him slamming Deri.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 2:58 PM

Technical Bloc: The Answer for Otzma Yehudit-Ha'am Itanu Unity?

Ben-Gvir reveals Yishai hedging against joint list with Ben-Ari's party out of desire to join Netanyahu coalition - but there is a way.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 8:45 AM

Yishai's Rabbi Denies Connection to Rabbi Yosef Recordings

Rabbi Mazuz, guide to Yishai's new party, says it was not Yishai who released tape showing Shas spiritual head slamming 'evil' Deri.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 7:32 AM