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  1/23/2013, Shevat 12, 5773

MK-Elect Feiglin Promotes Ideology, Responsibility


It took about 13 years but he finally did it. Moshe Feiglin is soon to be a Member of Knesset following Tuesday's elections for Knesset.

Feiglin is the first person in Israel to be convicted of sedition for organizing massive grassroots street protests against the accords with Yasser Arafat in the 1990s. He joined the Likud in 2000 with the hope of promoting the repatriation of more Jewish residents to Judea and Samaria.
 
"On a personal level my responsibility is very heavy," he told Arutz Sheva news on Wednesday, adding that he would stand by his ideology.
 
"Regarding conscientious objectors to the expulsion of Jews, I was one of the only voices other than Otzma LeYisrael," he said. Feiglin has come out against the use of IDF troops to evict Jewish residents from Judea, Samaria and Gaza. "Now that Otzma LeYisrael hasn't made the threshold, my responsibilities doubled, I hope there will be more voices [against evictions]," he said.
 
Feiglin promised to support the head of the Likud, Prime Minister Benaymin Netanyahu despite some political differences. "We all have to hope that the Likud and PM Benyamin Netanyahu can establish a stable and strong national government. The last thing we need now is a political stalemate and new elections."