Sunday, November 29, 2009
Freeze Opponents Move to Convene Likud Central Committee
Gil Ronen Likud Plenum to Debate Freeze
MK Danny Danon (Likud) arrived at the offices of Likud Central Committee Chairman Moshe Kachlon on Sunday and delivered the necessary signatures for convening the Likud Central Committee. The purpose: to debate the settlement freeze in Judea and Samaria.
"The signatures express public opinion within the Likud and the opinion of ministers who are not here today,” Danon said.
Kachlon, who is the Minister of Communications, said that “in times of crisis, too, we must involve the Likud members and debate the issues.”
Hundreds of people showed up at a gathering organized by MK Danon in Raanana Saturday evening, against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to freeze construction in Israels mountainous heartland.
MK Tzipi Hotovely also participated in the gathering, as did Likud municipal council heads and local branch chairmen. Signatures were collected and MK Danon informed those assembled that he would deliver them Sunday morning and demand that the Central Committee be convened.
Danon told the gathering that “Netanyahu needs to tell [US President Barac Obama – 'I will not fold.' Today we are beginning the blocking move that is intended to prevent these harsh decrees.”
The head of the Jewish Leadership faction in Likud, Moshe Feiglin, said at the gathering that “the freeze is a completely racist law. After all, it will not be enforced on the Arabs and their illegal construction. Whoever here claimed that Bibi [Netanya betrayed us is wrong. He did not hoodwink anyone. The writing has long been on the wall.”