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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Feiglin now 'mainstream'

Anyone who thinks Moshe Feiglin had nothing to do with the cancellation of the early elections and Likud's deal with Kadima might want to consider this: Eight Likud ministers and Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin attended Moshe Feiglin's son's wedding on Sunday night.
In the ultimate sign that Feiglin is no longer considered controversial, no less than eight Likud ministers as well as Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin attended the wedding of Feiglin's son Aryeh and his bride Todayah on Sunday.

Vice Premier Silvan Shalom, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar, Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, Environment Minister Gilad Erdan, Diaspora Affairs and Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli Edelstein, and Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat all attended to honor Feiglin.

Livnat was the most surprising attendee because she had vocally bashed Feiglin in the past. Even Netanyahu reached out to Feiglin last month, calling him to express condolences when Feiglin's father died.

"No one questions our allegiance to the Likud anymore,” Feiglin said. “Everyone sees that it is much more natural that the national camp in Likud decides races in the party than non-Zionist Arab voters making the difference in Kadima and Labor.”
Sorry guys, but much as I wish this were not so, I still believe that Netanyahu's intent is to keep Feiglin out of the Knesset and to diminish his influence in the Likud by merging Kadima back into the party.

But okay, Livnat attending is a big surprise. She's very much a Netanyahu loyalist.

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At 12:15 AM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

So it seems Netanyahu is keeping his enemies closer. :(
I had this feeling as soon as I heard about the 'coup'!

At 5:19 AM, Blogger Batya said...

I don't know if they attending to be nice to Feiglin, but for sure they wanted to chat up his other guests. Feiglin did invite them; didn't he? Now who on his Likud politician list wasn't invited...?


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