MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) urged famous rapper Yoav Eliasi, also known as Hatzel, to tone down his rhetoric if he wants to be a member of the Likud.
Glick condemned Hatzel's attack on Likud MK Benny Begin, after he claimed in an interview with Kol Yisrael radio that Begin's daughter converted to Islam.
"To my knowledge, none of Begin's children ever converted to Islam. Unfortunately, the hateful remarks of Hatzel during the period of the Three Weeks cast a heavy shadow on his own Jewishness. If he wants to integrate into the Likud, I expect him to change his style and quickly,” said Glick.
Eliasi's scathing attack on Begin was a response to the latter's criticism of Eliasi's announcement on Wednesday that he had joined the Likud party.
The Likud party condemned Hatzel's attack on Begin, saying on Thurday, “There is no place for an attack against MK Benny Begin, a man with many merits and who has contributed greatly to the State of Israel, the people of Israel and the Likud movement.”
Eliasi has been making fairly frequent headlines recently, being denied a gun license though he's received numerous death threats, and running afoul of various leftist Knesset Members, all due to his outspoken right-wing views.
His controversial personality has resulted in criticism within the Likud of his decision to register with the party. Hatzel has been unfazed by the criticism, however.
“They are afraid. I am coming to reveal their true face. Those who attack me are doing damage to the Likud. They do not represent the Likud and the atmosphere of the party. They are anti-democratic and it's time to remove the mask,” he told Arutz Sheva on Wednesday.