Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud) resigned from politics Friday, leaving space for Temple Mount prayer rights activist Yehuda Glick to join the Knesset.
The appointment was met with mixed reactions.
MK Rachel Azaria (Kulanu) welcomed the resignation, adding she was eager to work with incumbent MK and Temple Mount rights activist Yehuda Glick.
“[Glick] is a sharp and liberal man with interesting views that sometimes are surprising,” Azaria said. “I am sure we will have the opportunity to work together.”
But the Left fumed over the replacement.
“It’s an appropriate substitution for this ‘hilltop youth’ government,” Zionist Union MK Erel Margalit stated Friday morning.
Fellow Zionist Union MK Yael Cohen-Paran said Friday she would boycott Glick’s swearing-in ceremony.
“The Knesset went through an earthquake with the departure of a moral person [Ya’alon – ed.] and his replacement with an extreme, dangerous, and delusional person,” Cohen-Paran claimed. “This is a reflection of the Netanyahu government that leads us from bad to worse. I’m not going to his inauguration.”