Bayit HaYehudi leader Naftali Bennett announced following elections that the “Jewish Spring” is beginning.
The Ra’am-Ta’al Arab party increased by 20% to five seats in the incoming 19th Knesset.
The radical left-wing Meretz Party increased 100% from 3 seats in the outgoing Knesset to 6 seats in the 19th Knesset.
Yaakov Peri, number 5 on the Yesh Atid list stated “It is an error to believe we are locked in the coalition as he tried to explain his party’s entry into a coalition is not a given.
Most analysts believe the new coalition will be without chareidim, focusing on economic issues and the ‘sharing the burden,’ the drafting of Bnei Yeshiva.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)