Glick asks ministers not to quit for him yet

Temple Mount activist in line to enter Knesset thanks to so-called mini-Norwegian Law.

January 5, 2016 20:30
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Yehuda Glick

Yehuda Glick. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick could have already become an MK, but he has delayed joining the Knesset, a source close to him revealed Monday.

Glick is the next candidate on the Likud list after new MK Amir Ohana, who became an MK last week.

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Glick could already join the Knesset thanks to the so-called mini-Norwegian Law, which allows a minister from every coalition faction to quit the parliament to allow the next name on the faction list to enter.

Two ministers who are friends with Glick offered to quit since Ohana replaced former minister Silvan Shalom. But Glick told them to wait until March, because he believes he will be cleared by then of allegations he physically harmed a woman on the Temple Mount and he wants to clear his name before becoming an MK.

Brooklyn-born Glick would become the second American-born legislator in the current Knesset, joining Michael Oren, who was born in New York and raised in New Jersey. This would be the first instance of two American-born MKs serving at the same time.

Glick, 50, moved to Israel with his parents as a child. He has said publicly that his wife, Yafi, does not want him to enter the Knesset. Her brother, Nahum Langenthal, was a National Religious Party MK.

Glick was shot and nearly killed by an Arab terrorist in October 2014. But the resident of Otniel in the Hebron Hills recovered and won a slot on the Likud list reserved for a candidate from Judea and Samaria.

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