Feiglin: Bennett-bashing will cost Likud votes
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 23, 2012 16:22
Likud Knesset candidate Moshe Feiglin lashed out at his own party's strategists on Sunday for their campaign accusing Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett of supporting refusing military orders.
Since Bennett made controversial statements on the matter Thursday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon and other top Likud leaders have taken turns severely criticizing Bennett. The Likud even published unsigned advertisements accusing Bennett of being irresponsible in two newspapers.
“I don't understand the campaign against Bennett, which I think helps him at Likud's expense,” Feiglin said. “I am concerned that the campaign will send the votes of crocheted kippot [religious Zionists] to Bennett.”
Feiglin, who is 23rd on the joint Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list, suggested that Netanyahu was bashing Bennett because he did not want the Rightist Bayit Yehudi in his coalition.