Likud MK Moshe Feiglin stepped out of the coalition on Wednesday in retaliation for the government decision to ban him from setting foot on Har Habayis, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in consultation with Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein informed Feiglin he would not be permitted to enter the site, citing a threat to public security.
Feiglin retorted that Netanyahu had no such right, and in protest said he was suspending himself from the coalition, and would not vote with it.
“I knew there would eventually be a crisis of confidence between me and the coalition over one diplomatic move or another, but I certainly did not think it would come so soon,” Feiglin said. “I have nothing against the Likud or the coalition but we cannot accept dictates from the Wakf. As soon as I am allowed back, I will return to being the most active MK.”
According to the leading poskim, Jews are halachically prohibited from entering the site.