Downfall of Lapid - the Eliphaz Connection
The Rama MiPano notwithstanding, Eliphaz is one of those characters in the Torah who is described as basically evil, but had some good qualities. He was someone who listened to his father - unfortunately, it was a commandment in which he should not have - namely, to go kill Yaakov Avinu. Since he was brought up on his grandfather's knees, he couldn't bring himself to actually kill his uncle, but instead of simply not listening to his father, he fulfilled his father's wishes in the technical sense - by stealing all of Yaakov Avinu's money and possessions and thereby rendering Yaakov Avinu "as if he were dead".
This - we learn in Midrashim on Parshat Vayetze.
In Parshat Vayishlah, we are introduced to Eliphaz for the only time in the text of the Torah - and we find out (Rashi on 36:12) that he was an adulterer and his relationship with his daughter was incestuous, thereby producing Amalek.
It is no coincidence that the downfall of Yair Lapid occurred smack in the middle of the week between the Torah readings of Vayetze and Vayishlah. This is because the connection between Mr. Lapid and Eliphaz has been mentioned on this blog before, quoting Rav Fish and Rotter.
Mr. Lapid has also been called Amalek, the son of Eliphaz, by a number of great Rabbanim. Amalek makes his first appearance in Parshat Vayishlah.
The Yesh Atid party will no longer be its over-representative 19 seats, but will likely be cut in half at least.
We are also told that the Bayit Yehudi party may split up, leaving Naftali Bennett out in the cold after it was predicted he would gain seats.
As I wrote almost 2 years ago:
וְכָל-קַרְנֵי רְשָׁעִים אֲגַדֵּעַ; תְּרוֹמַמְנָה, קַרְנוֹת צַדִּיק
All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
קרני רשעים has the gematria of 980
יאיר לפיד נפתלי בנט plus the words has the gematria of 980
As I heard many times re: this verse, when the corners (קרני) of the word רשעים, which have the gematria of עמלק are cut off, then the corners of צדיק, i.e. the קץ, will be lifted up into motion.