Moshe Feiglin said he is leaving the Likud Party after failing to secure a realistic spot on the candidates’ list for the March elections.
A far-right politician who wants Jews to be allowed to pray at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa compound visited the site on Sunday, defying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for restraint after clashes this week between Israeli police and Palestinians.
The determination that the Israeli infantry officer thought to have been captured is in fact dead has changed the trajectory of Israel’s military campaign in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, which now appears to be winding down.
The Temple Mount was closed to visitors after Muslim worshippers threw stones and firebombs at police offers guarding the Mughrabi gate near the Western Wall Plaza.
Hundreds of Palestinian youth rioted on the Temple Mount in protest of a visit by Israeli lawmaker Moshe Feiglin and a group of supporters.
Moshe Feiglin is best known for his aggressive right wing anti-Arab views. Who knew he was also a key voice in favor of marijuana legalization.
Israel is working on a secret plan to cede the Temple Mount to the Palestinians, a lawmaker from the ruling Likud party has claimed.
Right-wing Likud lawmaker Moshe Feiglin was told not to ascend the Temple Mount on orders of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Ynet.co.il, the news site associated with Yediot Ahronot, has a profile of incoming Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (known since his youth by the nickname “Boogy”). It’s important reading, so I’ve translated it below.