Bayit Yehudi candidate Jeremy Gimpel defended himself against accusations that he is an extremist on Sunday, after a 2011 video clip in which he spoke about the Temple Mount being "blown up" and the Third Temple being built in its place was released in the media over the weekend.
Speaking in an interview to Channel 2, Gimpel stated that his quote was a "parody of the fanatics that want to blow up the Temple Mount. Of course I am against this."
Gimpel referred to the Tzipi Livni Party's calls for him to be disqualified from Tuesday's election for inciting racism as "media spin."
"They ruled not to disqualify [Balad MK Hanin] Zoabi, and they're going to disqualify me?" Gimpel asked incredulously.