Bayit Yehudi will not remain in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s government
if it officially adopts proposals that US Secretary of State John Kerry has
presented, party leader Naftali Bennett said in closed conversations
Ahead of Kerry’s visit, Bennett spoke multiple times this week
with Netanyahu and Israel’s negotiators in peace talks with the Palestinians. He
insisted on receiving as much information as possible about America’s proposal
immediately after Kerry meets with Netanyahu.
“Bennett is up to speed and
has done his homework,” a source close to him said. “He will not present
red lines publicly, but those who need to know, know.”
An MK who spoke to
Bennett said he would not accept the adoption of Kerry’s proposal, even if
Israel were allowed to submit reservations about the plan.