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Political Deal May Land Feiglin in Knesset

MK Haim Katz, head of the Aerospace Industries union, reportedly gave instructions to vote for Feiglin.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/25/2012, 8:23 PM

Moshe Feiglin
Moshe Feiglin
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A political deal with Likud kingmaker MK Haim Katz may land Moshe Feiglin in the Knesset, after 14 years of trying.

Likud MK Haim Katz, who also heads the Israel Aerospace Industries workers' union, has reportedly included Feiglin's name in the list of candidates whom he "asked" the workers to vote for. While ballots are secret, the workers are considered very loyal to Katz.

According to Channel 2, this makes Feiglin's entry into the Knesset a near certainty.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu succeeded in executing bureaucratic moves that denied Feiglin a realistic spot on the Likud list in the primaries that preceded the last national elections.

Feiglin has been considered Netanyahu's nemesis within Likud for years. He heads the Jewish Leadership faction within Likud, and has repeatedly challenged Netanyahu for the leadership of the party. He received 23% of the votes in the last faceoff against Netanyahu.