Naftali Bennett

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry on February 25, 2020.
Naftali Bennett's six months are up - analysis

Bennett began his term with clear goals, but what has he actually done?

Histadrut chair denounces Bennett’s comparing trade union to Hamas

On Facebook, Bennett repeated his familiar line that Netanyahu would not be sufficiently right-wing without the right-wing religious parties at his side in government.

Likud: The Bennett era is over

Bennett said Netanyahu "only spoke with us through tweets and videos where he said incorrect things."

14/05/2020
Rina Shnerb, 17, was killed by an improvised explosive device in the West Bank, August 23 2019
Mother of Shnerb killer: Greatest achievement was giving birth to a hero

Her statement was said following the demolition of Barghouti's house as the Israeli authorities do following such terrorist attacks, as a deterrent for others considering carrying out such attacks.

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14/05/2020
Opposition could be the right move for Bennett, if not Israel - editorial

By not entering into coalition government, Bennett will finally be able to step out of Netanyahu’s shadow and present the nation with his own right-wing vision.

Netanyahu, Bennett discussion closes door on Yamina joining coalition

“The decision is Netanyahu’s,” Bennett wrote on Twitter.

13/05/2020
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Did Bennett teach Netanyahu
Likud: Bennett betrayed religious Zionism

The Likud also complained that Yamina did not officially recommend to President Reuven Rivlin that Netanyahu form the next government, despite the party's campaign promises.

12/05/2020
Bennett's opening salvo against Palestinian statehood, Trump peace plan

Support for Palestinian statehood “is a point of no-return. One can’t recognize and then un-recognize Palestinian statehood. It’s like un-cooking scrambled eggs,” Bennett said.

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry on February 25, 2020.
Bennett: Netanyahu, Gantz don't want to deal with coronavirus

Bennett revealed that the Likud offered Yamina three very small portfolios but he rejected the offer, because he wanted real influence over a serious problem like the coronavirus.

11/05/2020
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett during a West Bank visit
Bennett’s Area C ‘tsunami’ in advance of West Bank annexation - analysis

Even if a solution is found for the party to stay in the government, it is presumed at this juncture that Bennett will not continue on as defense minister.

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