There were a combination of factors that contributed to the failure of the Yahad party this election.
- The new law requiring a 3.25% minimum threshold
- Very high voter turnout
- Complacency due to incorrectly assuring poll numbers
- The one-sided attacks from the Shas party and Eli Yishai's unwillingness (or given instructions not) to attack back with full force (which I'm not saying is a bad thing, but a contributing factor)
- The inability to get Rav Auerbach Shlit"a to support it the day before the election
- Last minute panic to vote Likud to ensure it was the biggest party
Their platforms were sound, their adherence to Da'at Torah unquestionable, and their Middot were exemplary. No other political party behaved as well as its members did during an election for as long as I can remember. And the attempt to foster Ahdut in Kelal Yisrael by taking members from all different segments of the population is a great lesson for us all.
Congratualtions to the Shas party for earning 7 seats and to UTJ for earning 6 seats. Torah is being represented by 13 seats in the Knesset. I hope those seats will be used to sanctify Hashem and not H"V the opposite.
As far as Yahad goes, it was not meant to be. Hashem had other plans. Maybe those other plans involve something much bigger. We'll need to wait and see.