Daily Israel Report

Feiglin: Justice System is Corrupt

Jewish Leadership faction head says indicting Lieberman just before elections is "great corruption."
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 1/7/2013, 12:12 PM

Moshe Feiglin
Moshe Feiglin
Nissim Lev

The Chairman of the Jewish Leadership faction in Likud, Moshe Feiglin, said that Israel's legal system is morally corrupt, at the 10th Jerusalem Conference Monday.

"The public has lost faith in the judges and does not recognize the legal system as a moral one," he said. The judges, he said, "have adopted an authority that was never given to them, in order to shape the public's agenda."

Feiglin, who is in the 22nd spot in Likud-Beytenu's list and will certainly become a Knesset Member, said that he does not know what Avigdor Lieberman did or did not do, but that when the State Attorney's Office "comes up with the indictment two weeks before the elections," that is "a great corruption."

Supreme Court judges see themselves as elevated from the public and above public scrutiny, he added, while the media assists them.

Feiglin also said that as prime minister, Ehud Olmert initiated the Second Lebanon War in order to create an atmosphere favorable to evictions of Jews like the one at Amona.

"There are all kinds of politicians whom I did not like, but my dislike for Olmert was greater," he said, noting that more than 100 Israelis were killed in the Second Lebanon War. The rabbi of Ofra, Rabbi Avi Gisser, asked Feiglin to take back what he said, because he was tarnishing the memory of the slain soldiers. Feiglin refused to back down from his statement.