One might describe Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu’s response as ‘euphoric’ upon hearing the Likud Court accepted an appeal and has decided to bump Manhigut Yehudit faction member Moshe Feiglin from the 20th to the 36th slot, one that is not expected to enter the 18th Knesset.
Likud member Ofir Okenus, who is close to Netanyahu, filed an appeal to the party’s court based on technical issues pertaining to the party lineup. The court ruled in his favor, deciding to push Feiglin back on the list.
Michael Ratzon was also impacted by the court’s ruling, being pushed back from the 24th to the 37th position, telling party election officials the decision is a miscarriage of democracy.
Many Likud members hailed the decision, stating “they pushed the rebellion aside” while some party supporters are now questioning if they will vote for Likud in the election after the move, which distances the leader of the right-wing ideological faction which most closely represents the principles on which the party was formed.
Moshe Feiglin has indicated he does not plan to appeal the decision. Ratzon announced he plans to appeal.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)