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Shaked-led Jewish Home files candidates for November 1 vote, day after merger deal

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

An election campaign poster of Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked is seen in Jerusalem, September 12, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
An election campaign poster of Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked is seen in Jerusalem, September 12, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Three hours before the final deadline and only a day after the party approved chief Yossi Brodny’s plan to run under the leadership of Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, Jewish Home submits its final candidate roster to the Central Elections Committee.

Behind Shaked, who technically still leads the independent Yamina party which has folded itself into Jewish Home for the November 1 vote, is Brodny in the second spot. Religious Kibbutz leader and settlement advocate Amitai Porat sits in the third spot, followed by Shurat Hadin founder and lawyer Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, Yamina MK Yomtob Kalfon and incoming lawmaker Orna Shtarkman, who is replacing Yamina renegade Idit Silman after she resigned from the Knesset earlier this week to run with Likud.

American immigrant to Israel and Yamina faction director Jeremy Saltan is in the party’s tenth spot, deemed unrealistic to enter the Knesset.

Jewish Home under Ayelet Shaked is polling at 2.4% of the vote, according to Channel 14 earlier this week, and will be a challenge to cross the 3.25% threshold necessary to enter Knesset.

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