Bitan’s appointment was especially controversial since the police have recommended in March last year that he be indicted for bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.
Bitan was appointed by Netanyahu on Sunday despite his impending indictment for bribery, money laundering, fraud, breach of trust and tax offenses.
"We all vote against our conscience when it comes to many issues," David Bitan explained. "This is not an issue of principles."
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz called Begin's announcement sad and said he hopes to earn his vote.
In recent years, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem sold more than 50 hectares to private investors and developers.
Nissenkorn will coordinate the parliamentary work of the opposition and its efforts to bring down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"Ayelet Shaked is popular and loved in the Likud party," MK David Bitan said.
“I did not receive a bribe,” Bitan said. “I never received money in my roles in the city of Rishon Lezion, and anyone who says otherwise is lying.”
On Friday, the Lahav 433 National Crime Unit and the Israel Securities Authority interrogated Netanyahu in his Jerusalem residence with regard to Case 4000, otherwise known as the Bezeq Affair.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked sees herself eventually running for prime minister, she hinted in an interview with The Jerusalem Post at the Knesset on Tuesday.