Efforts to get a statement or an interview with Yachad leader Eli Yishai on Wednesday morning 27 Adar have been futile as he remains locked in at home in his Har Nof apartment. The press was out early in the morning to catch Yishai as he headed to shul, but he did not leave his apartment.
There can be no doubt Yishai is scratching his head in an effort to understand how the pollsters erred. He lacked 20,000 votes to reach the minimum threshold to enter Knesset, and now, he is view as being responsible for taking seats from both Shas and Yahadut Hatorah. His failure to enter Knesset results in about 120,000 votes being trashed, votes that would have earned additional seats for the chareidi parties.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)