The Otzma Yehudit Party is the re-branded Otzma LeYisrael party, which failed to pass the minimum 2 percent vote threshhold by 9,000 votes in 2013. The Otzma LeYisrael party was formed in 2012 by Knesset members Aryeh Elad and Michael Ben-Ari, after they split from the National Union group of parties.
In the 2015 election the party was led by Michael Ben-Ari. In early February it was announced that Otzma Yehudit had struck a deal with the HaAm Itanu Party and would be running on a joint ticket with them. The HaAm Itanu list failed to cross the newly raised electoral threshold, and no representatives from Otzma Yehudit were elected to the 20th Knesset.
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