Skip to comments.Feiglin Will be a Member of Knesset
Posted on 11/26/2012 2:25:21 PM PST by Eleutheria5
According to a report in Army Radio, Feiglin placed 14 in the primaries, meaning he will be placed 15th on its Knessets list (Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as party chairman has the number one spot).
The unofficial line-up, according to the report, is as follows (MKs who served in the outgoing Knesset and their positions, when applicable, in bold):
1.Education Minister Gidon Saar
2.Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan
3.Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom
4.Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz
5.MK Danny Danon
6.Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin
7.Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon
8.Coalition chairman MK Zeev Elkin
9.MK Yariv Levin
10.Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein
11.MK Haim Katz
12.MK Tzipi Hotovely
13.MK Miri Regev
14. Moshe Feiglin
15. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz
16. Tzachi Hanegbi
17. Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat
18. MK Ofir Akunis
19. Deputy Minister Gila Gamliel
20. MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen
21. Minister Benny Begin
22. Kety Sheetrit
23.Home Front Defense Minister Avi Dichter
24.Minister Dan Meridor
The results mark a victory for the more nationalist members of the Likud, who took the higher spots on the list. It also means that members such as Begin and Meridor, who were considered to be more moderate, have gotten an unrealistic spot and will likely not be in the next Knesset.
Also left off the list was Minister Michael Eitan who ranked 30th, according to Army Radio.
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Who is Feiglin? Is he a commie or something?
What does this mean?
There are no districts. Voters vote only for a party. Every party gets seats in the Knesset (Parliament) based on the percentage of the vote. (The Knesset has 120 members; if a party gets 10% of the vote, they get 12 seats.)
Before the election, each party publishes a list of their candidates, in numerical order. If a party wins ten seats, the first ten names on their list are elected.
In this instance, if a candidate is 24th on the Likud slate, they will not be elected unless Likud wins at least 20% of the vote.
No. One of the good guys.
He’s considered a hard liner and a Netanyahu rival. Netanyahu will be looking over his shoulder now.
Someone who will help pull Bibi to the right?
Kind of strange.
How do they make the lists?
Exactly. This has been a good day for the right. Ehud’s gone. Feiglin’s in, despite all that Bibi could do. So now he’ll have to swerve right to keep his support.
In 2005, Feiglin took this idea a step further and suggested that all Jews who wished to be citizens of Israel, regardless of where they lived, should be given full citizenship and voting rights
Really? Does he not understand that most American jews are secular commies? Can you imagine Barack Obama voters voting in Israeli elections??
The larger parties do this by primaries.
In the likud party primary, just finished today, the candidate with the most votes gets highest on the list, second only to the party head, or at least when he’s PM. I’m not sure how it works when the party’s out of power. The runner up is No. 3, 3rd place is no. 4, etc. And for the cherry on top, the “princes,” those left-wing sons and grandsons of the Likud founders, might very well be shut out, because they got the least votes. Good riddance.
In December 2005, Feiglin ran for Likud chairman and won 12.5% of the votes. He came in third out of seven candidates, after Benjamin Netanyahu and Silvan Shalom. He attempted to run for a slot on the party’s Knesset list, but encountered severe opposition from Netanyahu, who delayed party elections and advocated making changes to its charter to bar “anyone who has served three or more months in prison” from running as a Likud MK. This would have prevented Feiglin, who served a six-month sentence in the mid-90s for civil disobedience, from running for either an MK or leadership position in the future. Feiglin withdrew from the race on January 3, 2006, following the release of a statement from the Likud party election chairman declaring, in agreement with a prior decision by the Israeli High Court, that Feiglin’s conviction was not for “dishonorable” violations of the law, allowing him to participate in future Likud affairs.
In the August 14, 2007 primaries, Feiglin nearly doubled his previous showing and received 23.4 percent of the votes to Netanyahu’s 72.8 percent. Netanyahu, fearing a strong showing by Feiglin, tried to have him ousted from the party prior to the vote, and has said he will continue such efforts. On December 10, 2008 Feiglin was voted to the 20th place in Likud primaries. On December 11, following a petition submitted against him by Ophir Ekonis, he was demoted to the 36th spot.
Moshe Feiglin ran against Netanyahu for the 2012 Likud leadership election held on January 31 and again received 23% of the vote
wow. Is that true??
“On December 10, 2008 Feiglin was voted to the 20th place in Likud primaries. On December 11, following a petition submitted against him by Ophir Ekonis, he was demoted to the 36th spot”
Watch them do it again
100%. Bibi talks a good talk, but has kept his old commander Ehud Barak on the job, destroying Jewish homes in Judah and Samaria, and buckling to Obama when he should have stood firm. Feiglin walked the walk, even did time for civil disobedience, and Bibi’s scared of him.
Not his brightest idea. But he wants to annex Judah and Samaria, and give Arabs incentive packages to emigrate.
Paying them to leave is a good idea... could we pay leftists to move to Cuba, North Korea or something??
Send them there on scholarships for advanced degrees. If only a few of them have an epiphany and come back anti-commie, it’ll be worth it. If none of them do, at least they’ll be out of the country, and maybe they’ll shack up with someone special and decide to stay and pick rice or some damned thing for the rest of their lives.
Here is a nice warm and fuzzy communism story for them
Moshe Feiglin’s election has nothing at all to do with Communism. Feiglin never has been accused of being a Communist or even a left-winger. He has conservative values and believes that the State of Israel should embody Jewish religious values as a cultural matter (e.g., without coercive legislation: He is opposed to legally mandating circumcision of Jewish children, for example), and attributes much of the leftward drift of the state to the secularist hegemony of the ruling group. This election is very good news.
The Likud liberals close to Netanyahu (himself a moderate) have been pushed down to unrealistic places on the party list.
Only the first 25 or so candidates have a realistic prospect of winning a seat. I note the Israeli Left is not happy with the Likud's rightward shift.
Criticism coming from them is the highest form of praise. Haaretz, Israel's Palestinian daily in Hebrew, has already described the results of the Likud primaries as a "tectonic earthquake."
Likud voters did not like how Netanyahu handled the recent Gaza war and handed him a resounding defeat. His closest political allies will not be serving in the next Knesset due to be elected in January.
The bottom line: the good guys in Israel won big tonight.
I posted earlier how Bibi allies have done things to stop this guy. Once he got 20th spot and some Bibi ally complained and he was dropped to 36th..? How does that happen?
At what point would his 23% of Likud voters simply bolt?
Through the party primary.
In the old days, the party Central Committee used to choose the party’s ticket and it was rife with cronyism and corruption.
Its much more democratic now and Israel’s PR system ensures in practice none of the big parties will win even a quarter of the Knesset seats.
Another coalition government is going to happen next year. I’d like Naftali Bennett of Naional Union and the Religious Zionists to do much better this time around so they can be in the next government rather on the opposition benches.
That’s not going to happen this time. Once Israel Beitenu submits its candidate list, Feiglin should should be 16 or 17 on the list.
Its a good place to be. The party is not going to bump him off this time because it fears losing votes to its right.
They did it in the past and the Likud lost votes in 2009.
They can’t do it this year. There are not that many leftists in Israel’s Jewish electorate and Meretz may be well be shut out of the Knesset next year.
Every other party is trying to appeal to the middle, which is the swing Israeli voter. The Right collectively has around 30% of the vote, the Left has about 16% and the rest is centrist.
You took the word right out of my mouth!
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You so did not just ask that!
Can this guy work with the religious parties? Since he opposes religious parties in principle?
The bottom line: the good guys in Israel won big tonight.