Yehuda Glick May Become an MK

Almost murdered by an assassin last year, red-bearded Temple activist and rabbi may enter Knesset due to law enabling ministers to resign.

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Yehuda Glick
Yehuda Glick
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Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the most prominent activist for the rights of Jews on the Temple Mount, may soon become a Knesset member.

This development is the result of a vote Tuesday in the Knesset's Law, Constitution and Justice Committee, to approve two amendments to the so-called Norwegian Law, which allows ministers to resign from the Knesset while remaining in  the government, thus allowing other members of their party into the parliament in their stead.

One of the amendments, introduced by Likud MK David Amsallem, sets the number of Likud ministers who will be allowed to do this at three. This means that numbers 31, 32 and 33 on the Likud list - Sharen Haskell, Amir Ohana and Glick, respectively - will enter the Knesset.

There will, however, be a revote on the amendment before it is taken to the plenum for approval.

Glick was shot nine months ago by an Arab, who wanted to kill him because of his insistence upon Jewish rights on the Temple Mount. He was seriously wounded but recovered quite amazingly.