Editor’s note: The following are translated excerpts from a recent radio interview with Moshe Feiglin on Arutz Sheva.
What do you say about all the rightist-centrist small political parties? There is Ya’alon and Levi-Abuksis and Amsalem and Eli Yishai, and Moshe Feiglin. What will be with all the votes that go down the drain?
Don’t worry. Zehut is starting with 15 mandates. There is nothing to worry about. (It’s amusing, by the way, that Bogey Ya’alon’s party is considered rightist.) Zehut is the only party that talks about Israeli sovereignty in all parts of our Land and also explains why.
On a deeper level, your question suggests that we should adopt the Oslo two-state solution forever and continue to march backwards while we conduct Zionism’s rear-guard war – every time fighting for something else. One time we struggle to prevent the destruction of Amona and the next time to prevent the destruction of Netiv Ha’avot and once over metal detectors on the Temple Mount and another time over the Arab march from Gaza.
After each round, we find ourselves a bit diminished in terms of our legitimate right to this land and in terms of our very national existence in this land. If we don’t want to continue this dizzying downward spiral, we have to ask ourselves: Is it wrong to bring down Netanyahu’s government?
From the moment Netanyahu hugged Arafat and adopted the principle according to which this land is not ours, we should have all enlisted to bring the government down. Let’s tell the truth. Our goal is the Land of Israel – not the Right for the sake of Right. The Right has surrendered more parts of the Land of Israel than the Left. And it will continue to do so. What you are asking me is why am I taking votes from Netanyahu and the Likud and their adoption of the leftist program and the two-state-solution.
Whoever comes with a true solution (the people you mentioned before don’t even have the beginning of a solution) is killed before he even begins to wake up. So we have to decide. Do we want to emerge from servitude to freedom on Pesach? Or do we want to remain in Egypt? Those who harbor true liberty in their hearts will vote for Zehut. But there are those who want to remain in servitude to Oslo, to the Left, or to Netanyahu – who gets votes by saying the Arabs are running to the polling booths… and then destroys Amona.
Netanyahu will internationalize Jerusalem. That’s Trump’s plan. Those who prefer to remain in captivity, in servitude in Egypt – that is their privilege. But don’t tell me that I am taking votes from the Right. Your question is founded on a worldview of servitude.