Supporter Tells Feiglin: Your Politics Failed

January 8, 2015  

Dr. Aryeh Bachrach, a longtime supporter of MK Moshe Feiglin, called on Feiglin to stay in Likud and correct the mistakes that led to his failure in the Likud primaries – in which he failed to achieve a realistic spot in the party’s list.

“I hope that your statement about the possibility that you will leave Likud and head to another political structure is no more than an immediate emotional response after you learned of your failure in Likud, and that it does not really mean that you are embarking on a new path,” said Bachrach in his weekly commentary on Arutz Sheva Hebrew radio.

Bachrach told Feiglin that he still agrees with his basic approach, of reaching the government through the ruling party, and not through other parties, even though he opined Naftali Bennett is doing an admirable job of leading the Jewish Home.

“Only a person with faith can lead the nation of Israel on its road to salvation and only he will be able to withstand the delusional messianic vision of the Left’s false prophets,” said Bachrach.

Bachrach disputes Feiglin’s contention that he was cheated out of his rightful place through election irregularities. Such irregularities, he says, cannot explain Feiglin’s poor showing – and Netanyahu has the right to fight Feiglin as long as he does this in legal ways, like telling his supporters not to vote for him.

“Your failure, in truth, is the failure of the path and not the idea,” Bachrach tells Feiglin. “Your way of comporting yourself as a politcian has failed, and as in any profession, the trade of politics, too, has its tools. The wisest of men [King Solomon] has already said – ‘victory is won through many advisers’ – and from personal experience I can testify that you refused to hear and accept advice, not even from seasoned politicians. It seems that in politics, one cannot reach his goal by ramming through walls, and sometimes a roundabout way must be taken.”

Temple activist Yehuda Glick, a longtime ally and associate of MK Feiglin, also said Tuesday that he does not intend to heed Feiglin’s call to leave the Likud and form a new party.

“Moshe Feiglin is a dear friend and in many ways, in the course of recent years, has served as my guide and even more than that – a truly revered figure,” he wrote.

“It is especially for this reason that I was pained by his loss in the primaries, but I am no less troubled by his decision yesterday to leave the Likud. What makes matters easier for me is the principle of freedom in Moshe’s philosophy.

“In the name of our common principles, I am allowing myself to take the freedom to decide to stay in Likud and even work with full stamina so that the next elections see a large Likud party elected, that will be able to establish a stable, strong leadership,” concluded Glick.

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