Virtual debate: Moshe Feiglin
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 8, 2005 23:04
3 minute read.
(photo credit: The Jewish Leadership Movement)
1) Will the Likud under your leadership seek a coalition with Kadima?
The Likud under me will return to its Jewish agenda and any party that will help return the country to its Jewish foundations will be welcomed in my coalition. They will have to accept four conditions:
An hour of traditional Jewish education for every Jewish child.
Encouraging family values by making it easier for young people to get married economically.
Canceling the Oslo accords and following to the letter the Likud platform, which calls for "exercising Israeli control over the entire land of Israel as we did in the Golan.
Passing a law to allow the public to vote for judges to ensure that they will reflect the values of the nations and not uproot the nation's values.
2) If you win, will you try to build a bloc to run together with other parties on a joint list?
Yes, once the Likud returns to its ideology, its voters will come back and it shouldn't stand alone. It should create an umbrella framework of religious and right-wing parties who would agree to join as Barak did with One Israel. The Likud should join with all parties for whom Jewish identity is integral into a new party called A Jewish Israel. Such a framework could win the largest electoral victory ever in Israeli history. The one thing that unites all of Jewish Israel is its Jewish identity. This will allow us to prevent the country's collapse.
3) What separates the Likud under your leadership from Kadima on one side and the National Union on the other?
The Likud represents the ultimate Israeli. It's a microcosm of traditional middle-class voters, and it's the only party with a real basis in the Israeli public. The rest are sectarian. But the party made the mistake of taking the Jewish vote for granted. It's wrong to think that going leftward helps. Blurring the party's agenda will make us lose votes to Kadima. The party's platform and agenda will make it clear that this is a Jewish party and then we won't lose those votes. The National Union doesn't pretend to be seeking to lead Israel. They removed themselves from mainstream Israelis. I want to lead and the Likud is the only party that can do it. It is the authentic representative of the Jewish vote.
4) Would you be willing to make territorial concessions in Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley or the Golan Heights in return for an agreement with the Palestinians for real peace?
No, because peace is not a goal, it's a result. My family came to Israel in the land of Israel in 1889. They had peace where they lived before. They didn't come for peace or democracy. They came here to live as Jews in the land of Israel. I believe that if we make this a Jewish country, we will have democracy and peace. But if we concede our Judaism and the land of Israel - as we have seen - democracy collapses and peace is distanced amid explosions and horrible war.
5) Would you commit yourself to bringing future territorial concessions to a national referendum?
No need because there will be no territorial concessions.