Emotions swung like a seesaw from tension to excitement and back again at the
party headquarters Bayit Yehudi had set up in a Kfar Maccabiah ballroom in Ramat
Gan on Tuesday night.
As polls closed, reporters and politicians checked
their SMS messages and looked at television polls on their smart phones as it
appeared that Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid was the surprise miracle politician of the
night, instead of Bayit Yehudi party head Naftali Bennett.