MK-Elect Feiglin: Begin's Bedouin Ploy 'Low'

Moshe Feiglin decries "cynical and base" attempt to pass pro-Bedouin decision in cabinet.

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MK-elect Moshe Feiglin (Likud) has come out against the attempt by Minister Benny Begin (Likud) to pass a highly contested pro-Bedouin decision in the cabinet session Sunday.

"Former Minister Benny Begin does not respect the democratic decision that he will not be a minister," accused Feiglin, "and in a desperate last-minute move he is trying to carry out a grab, and get the cabinet to adopt a decision in the serious matter of Bedouin settlement in the Negev."

"In his proposal, Begin abandons the Jewish settlement enterprise in the Negev and proves that the rule of law and court decisions are a supreme value only when one is talking about Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria."

Feiglin accused Begin of taking advantage of the fact that Likud ministers are currently very dependent on the prime minister, who will decide who gets appointed to what portfolio. He called this "a cynical and base" move and demanded that Begin rescind the proposal and allow the new cabinet to make a decision on the matter.