Yachad party leader Eli Yishai finds himself in a most difficult situation. He has begun speaking with his workers, those who worked tirelessly during the campaign explaining that they were relying on getting into Knesset and now that they are not, the party is not entitled to Knesset funding. He promised them that despite the delay, they will eventually be paid, assuring everyone no one will be forgotten.
In his letter to his people Yishai acknowledged and thanked them for their mesirus nefesh during the campaign. Yishai stressed that despite not meeting the minimum threshold to enter Knesset, Yachad will function as a NGO towards carrying out campaign promises to assist the underprivileged in any and every way possible. He spoke about continuing to sponsor shiurei Torah and to bring the non-observant back into the fold.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)