Moshe Feiglin, who heads the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction of the Likud, said on Monday night he feels a great responsibility after his impressive showing in the party’s primaries.
Feiglin placed 14th on the Likud’s list for the Knesset, meaning he is in a very realistic spot to be a Knesset member after January’s election.
“I could have entered the Knesset a long time ago,” Feiglin told Army Radio. “I am a distance runner and I feel a great responsibility when I carry with me the values with which I set out.”
He added, “I hope to faithfully serve my nation in the Likud.” Feiglin stressed that his main objective is to turn Israel “into a free Jewish state that is proud of its justice." He said that he will ensure that "what they did to us in during Operation Pillar of Defense will not be done again.”
Commenting on his relationship with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Feiglin said that he did not come to the Likud to fight Netanyahu but to cooperate with him. He added, however, that he intends to run against Netanyahu for the Likud leadership once again.
"We will turn this country into a state that belongs to its citizens,” he said. “We will bring the values of freedom to center stage and I feel that tonight we made a big and important step in this direction.”