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  5/8/2013, Iyar 28, 5773

Feiglin Explains Why His Vote Opposed Party Protocol


Member of Knesset Moshe Feiglin (Likud-Beiteinu) explained why he voted contrary to many from his own party list. MK Feiglin voted against a new bill that would make it harder to submit a vote of no confidence in the government. He called the new bill undemocratic asserting that it would make it easier for a sitting government to pass bills that the public might not agree with, and harder for MKs to oppose such bills. He linked his voting record to the recent action banning him from ascending the Temple Mount. MK Feiglin stated that he prefers to vote his conscience even if it breaks coalition discipline. MK David Rotem of the Likud-Beiteinu coalition wrote and submitted the bill.