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Yachad Just 11,000 Votes Short

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, 18/03/2015 09:08
Eli Yishai Is In with 4 MKs, Say Two Polls

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, 17/03/2015 22:52
Fictitious Party Meant to Harm Yachad?

Fictitious Party Meant to Harm Yachad?

Yachad says Shas created 'straw party' with similar letters - formerly of Marzel's party - to defraud voters.Ari Yashar, 17/03/2015 16:36
UTJ Concerned Haredi Voters Choosing Yachad

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, 17/03/2015 09:17
Yachad to Demand Cancellation of Enlistment Law

Yachad to Demand Cancellation of Enlistment Law

Yishai's rabbi, Rabbi Mazuz, writes that the party will demand revocation of controversial law as coalition condition.Ari Yashar, 13/03/2015 13:32
Tzfat Chief Rabbi Calls to Vote for Yachad

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, 10/03/2015 23:12
Who Will the New French Immigrants Vote For?

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, 10/03/2015 17:17
Rabbi Yosef's Daughter Clarifies: Shas is Leftist

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, 10/03/2015 15:41
Marzel: Jewish Home Attacks Help Leftist Coalition

Marzel: 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, 09/03/2015 14:54
Marzel: We Will Save Israel from Infiltrators

Marzel: 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, 09/03/2015 08:17
Marzel: Attacks on Yishai are Attacks on the Right

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, 07/03/2015 19:49
Rabbi Yosef Allowed Yishai to Form a New Party

Rabbi Yosef Allowed Yishai 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, 04/03/2015 22:29
Meretz Hits New Lows in Latest Elections Polls

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, 27/02/2015 09:02
Yishai Promises Policy Change in Jerusalem

Yishai Promises 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, 24/02/2015 12:30
Zionist Rap Star Backs Marzel, Has Herzog Scared

Zionist Rap Star Backs 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, 19/02/2015 16:57
Yishai's Party Pledges Unity in Jerusalem

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, 18/02/2015 08:33
IDF Colonel is Ha'am Itanu Election Day Director

IDF Colonel is 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, 17/02/2015 22:54
Ha'am Itanu Will Demand Adoption of Levy Report

Ha'am Itanu 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, 17/02/2015 15:50
Yahad Rabbi Sharpens Position against Shas

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, 17/02/2015 11:47
Elections Committee Disqualifies Baruch Marzel

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, 12/02/2015 15:59
Weinstein Rules Against Barring of Marzel

Weinstein 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, 11/02/2015 15:08
Yishai: Won't Sit in Govt. Thinking to Expel Jews

Yishai: Won't Sit in Govt. Thinking to Expel Jews

Ha'am Itanu head marks Gush Katif Day warning threat of expelling Jews remains, tells Arutz Sheva about Baruch Marzel union.Ari Yashar, 11/02/2015 11:22
Marzel Strikes Back: Leftists Have Warped Values

Marzel Strikes Back: 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, 06/02/2015 09:21
Rabbis Slam Bennett's 'Saving Religious Zionism'

Rabbis Slam Bennett's 'Saving Religious Zionism'

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, 04/02/2015 22:46
Petition Against Avigdor Liberman, Baruch Marzel

Petition Against Avigdor Liberman, Baruch Marzel

Arab MK demands that Yisrael Beytenu chairman, Otzma Yehudit representative be barred from 20th Knesset elections.Tova Dvorin, 04/02/2015 16:26
AG Slams Marzel's 'Racist' Handshake Refusal

AG Slams Marzel's 'Racist' Handshake Refusal

Baruch Marzel refused to shake judge Joubran's hand in protest of anti-Israel stance; Weinstein apoplectic over 'evil, racism, extremism.'Ari Yashar, 03/02/2015 21:50
Chetboun Pledges Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

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, 03/02/2015 16:35
The Lost Phone and Why Arabs Fear Baruch Marzel

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, 02/02/2015 07:21
'Shas MKs Live Through Agony Every Day'

'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, 01/02/2015 08:11
Temple Mount Ban Fails, Chetboun's Rabbi Distances

Temple Mount Ban Fails, 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, 30/01/2015 11:20
Marzel Refuses Handshake with 'Anti-Israel' Judge

Marzel Refuses Handshake with '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, 29/01/2015 23:10
Yishai's List Finalizes - Marzel, But Not Ben-Ari

Yishai's List Finalizes - 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, 29/01/2015 20:33
Ben-Ari Says Unity With Yishai By 6 Tonight

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, 28/01/2015 15:04
Last Gasp Yishai-Otzma Yehudit Rabbinical Meeting

Last Gasp Yishai-Otzma Yehudit Rabbinical Meeting

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, 28/01/2015 12:14
Chetboun Claims Otzma Yehudit Threats

Chetboun Claims 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, 28/01/2015 10:07
Yishai Collapses Talks by Banning Temple Mount

Yishai Collapses 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, 28/01/2015 00:14
Yishai Offers Marzel 4th Spot Instead of Ben-Ari

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, 27/01/2015 21:49
'National Religious Division Means Arab Knesset'

'National Religious Division Means 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, 27/01/2015 16:12
Otzma Yehudit Reveals Why Yishai Talks Failed

Otzma Yehudit Reveals Why Yishai 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, 26/01/2015 10:08
R' Amsalem, Eli Yishai Discussing Joint List?

R' 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, 25/01/2015 21:38
'Progress' in Talks Between Yishai, Ben Ari

'Progress' in Talks Between Yishai, Ben Ari

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, 25/01/2015 14:45
Poll: Yishai-Ben Ari Pact to Harm Jewish Home

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, 24/01/2015 20:35
Ben-Ari Says Yishai Refused 'Demand of the Public'

Ben-Ari Says Yishai Refused '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, 23/01/2015 12:15
Eli Yishai Refuses Joint List with Otzma Yehudit

Eli Yishai Refuses 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, 23/01/2015 10:29
Otzma Yehudit: 'Yishai's Party Doesn't Want Us'

Otzma Yehudit: '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, 22/01/2015 19:21
Ha'am Itanu to Ariel: You Join With Otzma Yehudit

Ha'am Itanu 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, 22/01/2015 17:16
Ariel Calls for Otzma Yehudit-Ha'am Itanu Merger

Ariel Calls for Otzma Yehudit-Ha'am Itanu Merger

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, 22/01/2015 14:11
Rabbi Ronski: Don't Dilute Religious Zionist Vote

Rabbi Ronski: Don't Dilute 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, 21/01/2015 14:46
Eli Yishai Expected to Announce Ha'am Itanu List

Eli Yishai Expected to Announce Ha'am Itanu List

List to include mix of candidates from hareidi, national-religious sectors; sources say Otzma Yehudit pact unlikely.Tova Dvorin, 19/01/2015 16:00
Otzma Yehudit and Ha'am Itanu Hold Unity Meeting

Otzma Yehudit and Ha'am Itanu 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, 13/01/2015 23:06
Poll: United Hareidi Party Would Win 20 Seats

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, 02/01/2015 06:13
Yishai on Videos: That's Not My Way

Yishai on 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, 31/12/2014 04:14
Beyond the Controversy: Who are Ha'am Itanu?

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, 30/12/2014 20:45
'If Maran Was Alive This Wouldn't Have Happened'

'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, 30/12/2014 11:13
Rabbi Yosef's Kids 'Cynically Used' to Defend Deri

Rabbi Yosef's Kids '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, 29/12/2014 14:58
Technical Bloc: Otzma Yehudit-Ha'am Itanu Unity?

Technical Bloc: 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, 29/12/2014 08:45
Yishai's Rabbi Denies Connection to Recordings

Yishai's Rabbi Denies Connection to 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, 29/12/2014 07:32