Eli Yishai, who heads the Yachad party, has succeeded in covering his election debts, Kol Chai Radio’s website reports. Yishai’s failure to earn a place in the 20th Knesset left his party with a heavy debt. According to the report, he raised millions and managed to make payment arrangements and as a result he is no longer in heavy debt.
According to the report filed by Mani Gira-Schwartz on Sunday, 10 Menachem Av, Yishai raised between NIS 5-6 million from various philanthropists that support his group, his efforts and Yeshivat Kisei Rachamim, which is headed by HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita, the party’s spiritual leader. This is a substantial reduction in the party’s NIS 12 million debt. The report speculates that the party’s senior partners, Yoni Chetboun and Baruch Marzel, were also active in the fundraising effort. There was also a call made about two months ago from HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Aviner Shlita, who called on his tzibur to assist the party in paying its debts.
The report does add that Eli Yishai denies the accuracy of the report, quoting him saying “The report intends to sabotage efforts to fundraise…to my sorrow this is far from the truth and we are still collapsing under heavy debt. B”H there is a response from the tzibur but we still have a debt of millions”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
This is very irresponsible journalism on the part of Radio Kol Chai as well as YWN. If Eli Yishai says this is an inaccurate report which will sabotage his fundraising efforts why is it being reported with such a headline? Everyone knows that many people read only the headlines as there is too much news to read everything in depth. Please remember that you will answer to HKB”H for how you handle the truth in this world.
A party calling itself Yachad ran in the last elections, but didn’t cross the threshold. Today there is no party in existence called Yachad, although perhaps there is a legal entity that owes sums of money to various creditors. Maybe even that is not so, but really Eli Yishai is personally on the hook for those debts, which in any case, I hope he manages to cover.