Chairman Moshe Feiglin of the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish leadership) faction in the Likud party said, Friday morning, that "Israel will not have a chance to survive without leadership that believes [in G-d]. Interviewed by Radio Tel Aviv, Feiglin said he was running against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for leadership of the party because, "The things that the prime minister said about a Palestinian state are contrary to the Likud movement's constitution."
Netanyahu told a party gathering in Beit She'an, Thursday evening, that the party would not reserve places or drop people further down the party list. Before the last Knesset election, reserved spots put in place at his behest dropped Feiglin to a spot that kept him out of the Knesset. The hundreds in attendance, Thursday evening, called on the prime minister to nominate favorite-son David Levy as the next president, when the term of Shimon Peres comes to an end.