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Bayit Yehudi party chairman Naftali Bennett.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Bayit Yehudi party chairman Naftali Bennett have agreed to a truce, at least during the upcoming campaign, according to Bennett’s account.

The two men have often been at odds with each other over the past year, even during this past summer’s counter terror Operation Protective Edge.

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But in order to face a common threat to a possible coalition deal ahead, the two came to an “arrangement,” Bennett said Saturday night while at the Saban Forum.

“I was critical, and I still am critical of his policies,” Bennett said. “He supports a Palestinian state and I oppose it. I thought that in many cases he made mistakes and I told him, and sometimes publicly, when I thought it might influence the outcome.”

However, he added, “We have an arrangement where we don’t attack each other during these elections. Last time I was strongly attacked by Likud, and ultimately we want to form a strong national bloc which, obviously in my opinion, is good for Israel.”

 

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

5 COMMENTS

  1. If you can vote in the election, you might want to consider Jewish Home's new outlook. Mr. Bennett has forced a change in the consititution of Jewish home. Now anyone can be a MK if you sign up enough people. An Arab Xitian wants to be a MK if she can get enough people to be members of Jewish home. Remember Mr. Bennett is a multi millionaire and was Bibi's right hand man in a previous government. Voting for Jewish home is NOT the home of a religious person. They voted FOR same sex marriage. You want someone who does not flip flop on issues, then vote Otzma Leisrael.

  2. The main issue is to avoid a "palestinian" state which could open gates for millions of arabs and even foreign armis. As a stet it would have the right to do this in particular since the international law binding rights protecting legally Israel such as San Remo and Sevres would be wasted in favour of toilet paper "treaty" arabs would never respect but continuously claim whenever they would want anything starting with the destruction of Israel.This is nr.1 issue. Even a binational state would not be so bad and of course STATU QUO is the best until a strong Israeli govt.can expel all those arabs to jordan and sinai LEGALLY since sovereinghty on Palestine belongs to Israel no matter the LIES of arabs and left wing's propaganda.

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