The Otzma Yehudit party’s headquarters in Jerusalem erupts with excitement as exit polls on all three major networks indicate a strong showing for the far-right alliance along with a majority for the pro-Netanyahu bloc right-wing and religious parties.
Exit polls predict that Religious Zionism — which Otzma Yehudit is part of — winning 14-15 seats, roughly where the party had been polling in recent weeks.
Jewish party music begins blasting the moment the polls are shown on the projector screen of the Vert Hotel ballroom and over a hundred young men begin dancing and waving Israeli flags.
About a dozen of their female peers are clapping along gleefully toward the back of the ballroom.
“The nation has spoken,” Otzma Yehudit spokesman Yishai Fleischer tells The Times of Israel.