Yatom plans to appeal against Likud list demotion

Former MK Ehud Yatom said Friday that he planned to appeal against the previous night's decision by the Likud Elections Committee to move him to the 38th spot on the party's Knesset list from 29th place. If Yatom wins his appeal, it will likely improve the position of Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu's ultra right-wing rival, Moshe Feiglin, who was demoted by the committee from the 20th slot on the Likud candidates list to the 36th. Yatom told Army Radio that Netanyahu still had not officially informed him of the committee's decision. "Apparently, when the shadow of Feiglin is hanging over Netanyahu's advisers, their opinions are distorted," he added. "I heard people saying that in order to harm Feiglin, it's no big deal to sacrifice Yatom."