Likud activist Moshe Feiglin is no longer willing to meet with a new homosexual
group in the Likud after he received complaints from some of his key supporters
in the United States.
The Jerusalem Post reported exclusively on Sunday
that Feiglin had told the group’s leader, Dr. Evan Cohen, that he would be happy
to meet with them.
But Feiglin said his willingness to meet with the
group gave it legitimacy that he did not want to give it.
requested a meeting, I agreed but I told them they wouldn’t like what I have to
tell them,” Feiglin said. “My intention was to tell them that as individuals I
can’t tell them how to lead their lives and I can cooperate with them on
different subjects, but as a group that tries to promote an ideology of their
sexual orientation, I don’t think they have legitimacy, especially not in the
Feiglin, who wrote an article in the past called “I am a proud
homophobe,” said he would still be willing to meet with members of the group
The Post article about Feiglin was picked up by many blogs.
On the Kahanist Jewish Task Force website, “Senior JTFer” called Feiglin’s
willingness to meet with the gay group “a new low.”
“Rabbi Meir Kahane in
contrast to Moshe Feiglin, would never consider giving any type of public
legitimacy to the Homos,” he wrote.
Since the gay Likud group was founded
four months ago, its leaders have met with 19 out of the 27 Likud MKs and Cohen
said all of the meetings were positive.
Cohen, who said Saturday night
that Feiglin was “probably a lot more liberal than people would like to
believe,” declined to react to his change of heart on Sunday.