Enter Likud MK Danny Danon. Danon immediately began to organize resistance within Likud against the freeze, demanding that the Likud Central Committe debate the issue. Netanyahu attempted to derail the debate, but the Likud internal court has ruled that the debate will be held. It is scheduled for March 18th.
In an another attempted move to consolidate his power in the party, Bibi attempted to postpone Likud Central Committee elections from this year until 2012 in the hopes that he would have time to register dissatisfied Kadima voters. But the Tel Aviv District Court ruled that the elections will go forward now. The vote has been scheduled for April 28th/the 14th of Iyar. In light of this decision, Bibi has cancelled his proposed vote to postpone the elections, but could still appeal to the Supreme Court. I suspect that the meat head will do just that.
What's the big threat? It's Moshe Feiglin and Manhigut Yehudit that he fears. He is afraid that Feiglin's faction will gain more power in the Likud Central Committee, and bring Israel closer to the day when a Jew who actually follows Torah will sit in the Prime Minister's chair. I have been critical of Feiglin's strategy on this blog as I believe that Likud is a poisoned tree that must be cut down. This upcoming vote will be a real test as to whether his strategy is correct. Is Feiglin the man to lead the Jewish nation into a new life as the national home of the Jewish people instead of a wasteland of the erev rav and mamlachti worshippers of the state? Frankly, I couldn't say. What I do agree with is that Israel needs to be run by a government that cares about our people's relationship with the land and the G-d of Israel before its relationship with Europe and the Arabs, leadership that understands that as long as the United States kowtows to OPEC, and plays the lying game of Falacstinian state solutions, America is not a reliable friend.
Bibi used the courts to push Feiglin out of the Knesset, but the national will to embrace Jewish values and our connection to the land is not going away. If Manhigut Yehudit gains power as a result of the upcoming Central Committee elections Bibi will surely take a dump.