Daily Israel Report

Feiglin: Even Gingrich is Tougher than Bibi

Prime Minister warns against complacency, says he has "100 percent support" in Likud.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 1/31/2012, 12:05 PM

Netanyahu voting, 31.1.12
Netanyahu voting, 31.1.12
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arrived at the Binyanei Hauma convention center in Jerusalem Tuesday morning and voted in the primaries for Likud leadership.

Netanyahu took the opportunity to try and get out the vote. "One thing concerns me today – I ask Likud members to come and vote. I ask that they come and vote for me."

"I know that 100 percent of Likud members support me," he said. "We want to continue to lead Likud in our way. If they are complacent and stay at home there will be no expression of the degree of the support for the way in which I am leading the Likud."

Netanyahu is competing against Moshe Feiglin, who heads the Jewish Leadership faction. Feiglin voted at 10:00 a.m. at Ginot Shomron. He told IDF Radio this morning "I give hope to many in the nationalist camp who had lost hope. Netanyahu said in all honesty that he is willing to give up the Jordan Valley and create a terror state adjacent to Kfar Saba."

"Even Newt Gingrich said the Palestinians are invented," he noted, "while our governing party is afraid to say it. So even the world's nations are more right wing than us."