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Feiglin Says Rivalry with Netanyahu Is Over, But Two-State Solution Could Split the Party

The relatively new religious leaders on the Likud roster owe some of their status to Moshe Feiglin's relentless efforts to make the party more traditionally Jewish.
The Likud's top 35 candidates approach the stage as the results of the Likud primaries are announced (Nov. 26, 2012).

The Likud's top 35 candidates approach the stage as the results of the Likud primaries are announced (Nov. 26, 2012).
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Beny Begin is as right-wing as they come, but it has been speculated that the role he has played in the negotiations with settlers destined to be uprooted, when he advocated an obedience to the decisions of the High Court, no matter how unjust and how pro-Arab those decisions may have been, has lost Begin any support he may have had among voters who would otherwise agree with him ideologically.

The Feiglin warm and fuzzy talk about supporting his leader, Netanyahu, shows the Jewish Leadership champion’s political maturity more than it represents a sincere pledge of allegiance, as, I’m sure Netanyahu is well aware. Feiglin’s voters sent him to the Knesset to torpedo Netanyahu’s attempts to comply with the White House’s demands for a new settlement housing freeze, and to encourage the prime minister to leave behind his public—albeit tacit—support of a 2-state solution.

It is also interesting to observe the proliferation of religious politicians—men and women—who are now an inseparable part of the Likud leadership, and who have earned their spots on the Top-20 list. Although they are not part of Jewish Leadership, it is conceivable that they owe their new status to Feiglin’s relentless efforts.

Indeed, it is quite possible that the next Netanyahu government will not live out its four years in power, and Netanyahu might find himself in the same spot that his predecessor Ariel Sharon did on the eve of the uprooting of the Jewish towns and villages of the Gaza Strip – and abandon the Likud in favor of a new, center-left party a la Kadima.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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10 Responses to “Feiglin Says Rivalry with Netanyahu Is Over, But Two-State Solution Could Split the Party”

  1. Leon Pettyjohn says:

    Netanyahu, BeBe is the Hope for Israel!

  2. Celisa Seidel says:

    I stand with Israel. No 2 State solution. No way.

  3. AJ Babao says:

    The Rebel and the Hero working together..Never Been Better. This Time Israel is Rock Solid.No one messes with this state.

  4. Rivka Cubine says:

    Let' hope Bibi doesn't blow it again this time around and let's the people's choice serve in the Knesset. We've voted him in before and didn't get what we wanted.. Better start listening Bibi!

  5. Benjamin Rau says:

    To agree to a “2 State Solution” would to be as Esau who signed away his birthright for a bowl of stew …

  6. Benjamin Rau says:

    To agree to a “2 State Solution” would to be as Esau who signed away his birthright for a bowl of stew …

  7. Charlie Hall says:

    Some of Feiglin's expressed positions are NOT consistent with traditional Judaism. Chazal would never have imagined popular elections for judges, and mandated public schools rather than privatized education.

    Feiglin has also stated opposition to the military draft. How would the IDF meet its personnel needs?

  8. Charlie Hall says:

    Some of Feiglin's expressed positions are NOT consistent with traditional Judaism. Chazal would never have imagined popular elections for judges, and mandated public schools rather than privatized education.

    Feiglin has also stated opposition to the military draft. How would the IDF meet its personnel needs?

  9. Rivka Cubine says:

    The IDF could be gradually converted to mirror the IAF, which is a fully volunteer professional force. It's actually more effective and less expensive to run than the way our IDF is set up now.

  10. Liad Bar-el says:

    Rivka, no matter who has held the position of PM in Israeli since 1967 when America interred Israeli politics as a left wing advocate, American political issues and desires have come first and those desires are against the ideals of the right wing. Therefore, the politicians make right wing promises in order to get elected and then implement left wing policies. As you can see, even during the election of the right wing members, Jewish homes are being destroyed. It appears that only A7 is the only reporting these destructions. Obama, a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, is running the show in the Middle East.

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