“There hasn’t been and with G-d’s help, there will not be an Israeli prime minister that I despised more than Olmert, who was just convicted this morning on bribery charges,” said Moshe Feiglin minutes after the verdict came in. “The pointless casualties of the Second Lebanon War and the pictures of the violent expulsion from Amona are embedded in my memory.
Nevertheless, I do not want to see him go to jail. A former prime minister in jail is a disgrace for the State of Israel. It is a desecration of G-d’s Name. Some may say just the opposite: Let the world see how enlightened our regime is. But that is not true. What the world will say is ‘Look who represents and leads the Jews.’ I will not be happy when Olmert goes to jail. Maybe they can arrange an exile for him on a desert island…,” Feiglin concluded.