Bennett and Shaked Fall A Few Hundred Votes Below The Threshold


The Yemin Hachadash, headed by Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked, fell just short of the 3.25% electoral threshold, despite an influx from the votes of the soldiers.

Earlier Wednesday, Bennett said, “We need about 5 percent of the soldiers’ votes, compared to the 3 percent we had nationally. It is possible but borderline. It can succeed or fail on the basis of [only] dozens of votes one way or the other,” Bennett said.

However a full count of the special ballots showed the faction falling just short of the minimum threshold, with some 138,000 votes, or slightly over 1,000 votes below the bare minimum required to enter the Knesset.

The party has called for a recount of special ballots, citing irregularities in the counting process.

In addition, it appears that Moshe Feiglin’s Zehut party will not pass the threshold. As of the last update, it received 2.76 percent.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



  1. Netanyahu has 35-36 seats. The frum parties have 15 or 16. The united right provide another 5. That totals about 55-57 seats. He needs at least 60.

    With Bennet out, Netanyahu will need to rely on heavily on one or more parties that are worse for us than Bennet. While Bennet has his faults, he is at least better than the other alternatives.

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