With one week to go before the Knesset elections, the Likud is having to put out fires within its own camp.
Referring to potential orders to evacuate settlements in Judea and Samaria, Jewish Leadership faction head within the Likud and Knesset candidate Moshe Feiglin said in a Channel 2 interview on Friday that some laws must be disobeyed.
"Just last week, we read the Torah portion about the Hebrew midwives who disobeyed Pharoah's order," Feiglin said. "Sometimes, one must not obey."
The Likud-Beytenu campaign was quick to respond to Feiglin with a statement saying that Feiglin's words did not represent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's position.
"[Netanyahu and Likud-Beytenu] consider the refusal of orders to be a dangerous phenomenon that harms the state and the Israel Defense Forces," the Likud-Beytenu statement said.
The Likud-Beytenu statement also emphasized that Netanyahu has no intention of evacuating settlements in Judea and Samaria.
Feiglin holds the 23rd position on the Likud-Beytenu list. He is well-know for his far-right views; he has been detained several times by police for attempting to pray during visits to the contested Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Feiglin recently proposed paying Palestinian families $500, 000 each to leave Judea and Samaria.
The issue of refusing orders came to prominence last month after Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett made statements to the effect that he would prefer to go to prison rather than carry out orders to evacuate settlements.
Bennett later recanted his statements, after receiving heavy criticism from across the political spectrum, including from Netanyahu.