Yahad party leader Eli Yishai promised a political comeback in the next election Monday in his first interview since failing to cross the electoral threshold when polls closed on March 17.
Yishai turned down offers ahead of the election to run with Shas and receive its second portfolio when it would join the government. Instead, Yishai formed Yahad together with Yoni Chetboun, a religious Zionist activist who was elected to the Knesset with Bayit Yehudi in 2009 and rebelled against the party soon after.
He said he did not regret leaving Shas. He attributed his failure to cross the threshold to the behavior of his nemesis and successor as Shas leader, MK Arye Deri.