Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against the elimination of primary elections during a Likud faction meeting. "The Likud used to very centralized, and we decided to open it up. Today we have 130,000 people, instead of 3,000, deciding who will represent the movement," he said.
"We shouldn't go backwards, towards a closed party," he said, asserting that the power to choose the party's prime ministerial candidate should not be handed back to the central committee. (Moran Azulay)