Party: Yachad (Collectively)
Leader: Eli Yishai
Slogan: Action, Integrity, Modesty, in Accordance with the Torah
Party Has Dropped Out of Elections
Eli Yishai is a veteran politician who was once the leader of the Sephardic ultra-orthodox religious party, Shas. He gained that position when Shas leader Aryeh Deri was sent to prison on bribery charges and had to remain out of politics for 10 years after his sentence was served. In 2013, Deri was able to re-enter politics and was reinstated as the leader of Shas. Yishai created the Yachad party shortly thereafter and it narrowly missed entering the Knesset in 2015. Yachad is running on a socially-oriented platform that includes reducing municipal taxes and sales taxes as well as increasing financial assistance for families with a large number of children and for those with disabilities.