Hardliner Moshe Feiglin, who will almost certainly be a member of the next Knesset after landing the 20th spot on Likud's roster, said shortly after the official primary election results were published that the "Likud's national spirit has opened its arms and asked the national camp to come join the party.
"We want Feiglin and the entire Right in the Likud party," he said in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Referring to the fierce political battle against Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu that preceded the primaries, Feiglin said "If after such an onslaught of slanderous remarks and brainwashing so many people still voted Feiglin – then it is time for all members of the national camp to join the party.
"God willing, we'll become a broad national movement that preserves the values of the national camp," he added.
In another indication of Feiglin's growing influence within Likud, the candidates he had asked his supporters to back, including Gideon Saar, Benny Begin and Reuven Rivlin, claimed top spots on the party's roster.
"I am pleased that my endorsement list influenced the voting and promoted the loyalists of the Land of Israel," Feiglin said.
Attila Somfalvi contributed to the report